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From Gorkem Ercan <>
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?

On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM, Braden Shepherdson <>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:
> (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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