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From Brian>
Subject Re: Cordova Debug Mode
Date Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:35:29 GMT
I tend to agree w/ Joe here. Abstracting ./release is a nice idea on the
surface but this should really live in our docs as the process is far more
manual and store specific than can be automated in a useful manner.

On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:26 AM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> Accidentally didn't send this to the list:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Joe Bowser <>
> Date: Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM
> Subject: Re: Cordova Debug Mode
> To: Michal Mocny <>
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Michal Mocny <>
> wrote:
> >
> > What do we mean that the CLI doesn't have a way to release software?
>  Maybe
> > not using a single command, but you certainly can with the workflow.
> >
> OK, so, just for the sake of argument, I've gone through the full
> development process with the CLI and I'm looking to publish an app on
> Google Play? (I'm not even going to touch iOS, because that doesn't
> even work on my box) How does one do that with the CLI?  There's
> nothing in this doc here:
> Nor is there anything when you type cordova and read the directions.
> There's nothing here that helps the user get from done to published.
> They're going to have to deal with the platform reality now, which
> looks like this:
> cd platforms/android
> cordova/build --release
> cd bin
> jarsigner -verbose -sigalg SHA1withRSA -digestalg SHA1 -keystore
> my-release-key.keystore
> my_application.apk alias_name
> zipalign -v 4 your_project_name-unaligned.apk your_project_name.apk
> This is assuming that you have a keystore setup, which I would say
> most of our users don't have.  Right now, the CLI doesn't do ANY of
> this and I don't know if the CLI should do any of this.  It might be
> OK for us to assume that all builds the CLI are responsible for are
> just debug mode versions.  However, to actually release a Cordova app,
> it actually has to make it to an App Store of some type, since that's
> where the people are and that's one of the main selling points of
> Cordova in the first place.

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