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From Lorin Beer <lorin.beer....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [For discussion] windows8 and run/emulate commands meaning
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:49:53 GMT
+1, we want the cli commands to mean the exact same thing regardless of
platform targeted. 'Conjugating' the command based on platform breaks this
design.

Better to fail noisily with the commands that are not supported, and
document everything along the way.


On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah, when I explored this a while back, I thought the following made the
> most sense:
>
> run --emulator => outputs 'emulator is not supported' until we can get it
> to work
> run --target => outputs 'target mode is not supported' until we can get it
> to work
> run --device => runs on the current device
>
> I think it is less confusing to just have the --emulator/emulate command
> fail noisily.
>
>
>
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM, Parashuram Narasimhan (MS OPEN TECH) <
> panarasi@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > I think using Cordova run and emulate to do the same thing for now makes
> > sense. Instead of just leaving it out as unimplemented, we could deploy
> to
> > local machine in both cases. I am working with the Windows team to see if
> > we could run the app on an emulator, and if we have an answer for that,
> we
> > would update it.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sergey Grebnov (Akvelon) [mailto:v-segreb@microsoft.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:59 PM
> > To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> > Subject: [For discussion] windows8 and run/emulate commands meaning
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Cordova cli provides the following three options to execute your app from
> > the shell:
> >
> > *         run --emulator (or emulate) - to run the app on emulator
> >
> > *         run --device - app will be executed on the connected device
> >
> > *         run --target - same as above, but you specify particular device
> >
> > Right now the only known method to programmatically start Windows Store
> > app is to start it locally right on your system. Windows8 platform is
> > special since you technically build your app right on the target
> > platform/device. Due to this I propose to treat both run/emulate commands
> > for Windows8 platform as running app locally.
> >
> > Motivation:
> >
> > 1.       People actively use both run and emulate commands so it will be
> > great to somehow support them both.
> >
> > 2.       Right now we only know how to start app locally. Not sure we
> will
> > be able to implement other options in the near future. If we find the way
> > to support additional options we will change run/emulate meaning later.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > Additional details
> > When you are working with Windows Store app in Visual Studio there are
> the
> > following three options to test your app
> >
> > *         Local Machine - app will be run right on your local system
> >
> > o   easy to automate from command prompt
> >
> > o
> >
> https://github.com/sgrebnov/cordova-windows/commit/7577a589766e14c2e2674ffb5a8081a308a743be
> >
> > *         Emulator - starts Windows RT emulator
> >
> > o   at present time I don't have solution to do the same from command
> > line, continue research..
> >
> > *         Remote Machine - app will be run on remote machine (you should
> > specify target machine ip address + install special software on remote
> > machine - VS Remote Debugging Tools)
> >
> > o   looks like we won't be able to support this option in the near future
> > since it is very complex
> >
> > Thx!
> > Sergey
> >
>

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