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From Don Coleman <don.cole...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: endless recursion on phonegap local plugin add ../..
Date Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:13:26 GMT
It would be useful for plugin.xml to exclude a directory such as examples
when copying. I think examples are important, especially for 3rd party
plugins and it's convenient to keep examples in the same repo as the code.


On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Braden Shepherdson <braden@chromium.org>wrote:

> The common places to fetch the plugin are over the network, from the plugin
> registry or from git. Therefore the tools are expecting to download exactly
> the files that are needed by the plugin, plus or minus a README or
> whatever. They expect local plugins to be self-contained, in a directory by
> themselves.
>
> If this is from an example plugin that is being published, maybe we should
> pull the plugin's parts into a "src" or "plugin" directory, that's a
> sibling of "examples"? This flow is not supported, and I don't think it's
> worth the work involved to go from a dumb copy to a careful copying of
> exactly the member files of the plugin.
>
> Braden
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Don Coleman <don.coleman@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I've seen this problem with cordova. My instructions for the examples
> have
> > people copy the example folder out of the project before installing the
> > plugin as a work around.
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Oct 23, 2013, at 7:57 AM, Axel Nennker <ignisvulpis@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > the above phonegap command fails (name to long) and I think it applies
> to
> > > cordova as well.
> > >
> > > plugin add seems to copy the whole directory into the app's plugins
> > > directory. Which is wrong.
> > >
> > >
> > > I am developing a phonegap  plugin and inside the plugin's developement
> > > folder I have a subfolder named examples. In this folder I created a
> > > phonegap example project to show how the plugin might be used. I want
> to
> > > add the my plugin into this example app but "plugin add" dies because
> it
> > > tries to copy the whole plugin's folder into itself.
> > >
> > > Why isn't "plugin add" just copying the plugin.xml and all the files
> > > (assets, js-modules etc) into the plugins folder? This would prevent
> the
> > > endless recursion and would just copy exactly those files that are
> > needed.
> > >
> > > Am I missing something?
> > >
> > > cheers
> > > Axel
> >
>

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