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From "Sergey Grebnov (Akvelon)" <>
Subject RE: config.xml parsing strategy
Date Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:06:35 GMT
What is about app splash screen image? Does it belong to <project_dir>/config.XML or
 <runtime>/config.XML (or both)?

-----Original Message-----
From: Axel Nennker [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:39 PM
To: dev
Subject: Re: config.xml parsing strategy

Its important to distinguish between <project_dir>/config.XML and <runtime>/config.XML

Launcher icon is in the first, app preferences in the second  Am 25.03.2014 15:32 schrieb
"Sergey Grebnov (Akvelon)" <>:

> Hi, adding more ppl to our discussion with @purplecabbage< 
>> regarding above
> Working on icons and splash screen support I've encountered with the 
> following dilemma. It is easy to add support of the features above as 
> part of cordova-cli: during prepare step. But ideally (agree w/ Jesse) 
> this needs to be handled in the platform repo, since projects can be 
> built outside of the cordova-cli and if the property is in the 
> application root config.xml it should always be valid. This should be resolved at runtime.
> This makes our live more complicated since we can't apply some 
> properties in runtime, for example an icon which is showed before the 
> app is even started or requires some additional tricks/hacks.  So 
> let's define our strategy.
> 1.       If some preference could be applied in Runtime, then it must be
> read from config.xml and applied in runtime.
> 2.       If not, or requires dirty hacks (for ex: app icon or default
> splash screen) then we should apply such preference during build
> a)      Support as part of cordova cli build only OR
> b)      Must be implemented as part of platform repo build (applied before
> actual build)
> a.       On Windows we can use additional cordova/pre_build.bat and
> MSBuild Pre-Build event so it will run automatically before every build.
> Any ideas how better to resolve this? How important 2b is?
> Thx!
> Sergey

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