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From Gorkem Ercan <gorkem.er...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: <plugins> tag, and accessing the plugin list
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:38:21 GMT
Hey Braden,
Why is not the current <feature> tags sufficient for this?
--
Gorkem


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM, Braden Shepherdson <braden@chromium.org>wrote:

> Hey folks,
>
> We've been kicking around the idea of getting at which plugins/versions are
> installed, at runtime. In order to make that happen, I've taken the first
> step of having plugman prepare insert a tag into config.xml for each
> plugin. It will look like this:
>
> <plugins>
>   <plugin id="org.apache.cordova.file" version="0.2.5" />
>   <plugin id="org.apache.cordova.file-transfer" version="0.3.4" />
> </plugins>
>
> NB that Plugman is injecting this automatically, and this tag should NOT
> appear in the plugin.xml's <config-file> tags.
>
> Now I'll be adding logic to the config.xml parser on Android and iOS, but
> other platform maintainers will have to step in for the other platforms.
>
> Tracking the progress here: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-5379
>
> (If you're wondering why we have motivation for this, it's to make the
> AppHarness more informative, and more robust, by warning the user when an
> app they've installed is looking for plugins the harness can't provide, or
> where versions mismatch.)
>
> Braden
>

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