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From Lindsey Simon <>
Subject Re: Cordova Debug Mode
Date Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:22:43 GMT
On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:37 AM, Ian Clelland <>wrote:

> David and I were talking about this this morning, and since Joe brought it
> up as well, we should probably get the list involved.
> I think that there is some value in having "Debug" and "Release" builds of
> Cordova projects. I don't know if the platforms have any way to do this
> already, but it seems like there are a lot of behaviours that are
> incredibly useful for testing and development, which shouldn't ever be
> enabled in released applications.
> Off the top of my head:
> * All of our Console / ADB / NSLog Logging

If you disable logging by default, make it a preference somewhere. Because
I always wanted console/Java logging in production Android apps to capture
wtf was going on for my users all the time.

> * Enabling the remote debugger in Android 4.4+
> * (maybe) disabling the network whitelist
> I'm sure there are others -- we have a plugin for chrome.alarm that is
> *supposed* to have a 1-minute minimum timeout, but I'd love to be able to
> make that 1/4s in debug mode only.
> Would it make sense to have a build flag for this? "cordova build --debug",
> "cordova build --release"; something like that (bikeshed colours welcome).
> I don't think that config.xml is the place for it; it seems like it should
> be lower than that, but I'm not exactly sure how it should be set. There
> will probably need to be platform-specific implementations, but it would be
> good to have a cross-platform way of turning it on and off.
> Thoughts?
> Ian

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