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From Jesse <purplecabb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Windows Phone binary bridge
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:29:57 GMT
FYI, you can buy a no contract Nokia 520 WP8 device for $120, and
developing in the emulator is more than sufficient for most tasks.

Sergey, do you got this?


@purplecabbage
risingj.com


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Ian Clelland <iclelland@chromium.org>wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:15 PM, Sergey Grebnov (Akvelon) <
> v-segreb@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > Agree and  like this idea. I don't think there are many other components
> > (if any) which use ArrayBuffer but must be tested well anyway since this
> > changes core. Ian do you want to complete this yourself or you are ok if
> I
> > handle this?
> >
>
> I'm totally okay with you doing it -- I don't have a real windows phone
> device to test it on; I'd be committing with my eyes closed and hoping for
> the best :)
>
> I think you're right that there aren't any other core plugins using the
> binary bridge, but that could change, and there are probably already
> third-party plugins using it.
>
> If we do this right, then other developers won't have to roll their own
> solution in each case, and it will be easier to port the third-party
> plugins to WP.
>
> Let me know if you need any support; I'll help if I can.
>
> Ian
>
>
> >
> > -Sergey
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: iclelland@google.com [mailto:iclelland@google.com] On Behalf Of
> Ian
> > Clelland
> > Sent: Friday, December 6, 2013 7:37 PM
> > To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> > Subject: Windows Phone binary bridge
> >
> > As far as I can tell from reading its exec.js, WP8 does not have a binary
> > bridge of any kind. Non-string data get JSON-serialized for transfer.
> >
> > The recent patch for CB-5532 broke the File plugin by explicitly casting
> > ArrayBuffer data to Array type. Sergey's fixed it now, but the FileWriter
> > JS code still has special cases for Windows and WP8 platforms.
> >
> > Would it make sense to have this code moved into the WP8 exec bridge?
> Then
> > it could apply to any plugins which transfer binary data, and any
> improved
> > transport methods would automatically be used by all plugins, rather than
> > being a special case in each plugin.
> >
> > I don't know much about the Windows phone platform, so I could be
> > completely off-base about this, but if it works, I think it'll make the
> > implementation cleaner, and generally make Cordova better on the
> platform.
> >
> > Ian
> >
>

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