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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: [cordova-plugins/statusbar] Publishing as core
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:15:58 GMT
Some background on the statusbar plugin.

This was conceived because of iOS 7 where the statusbar overlays the
webview, and a lot of people didn't like their UI changing especially if
they still support iOS 6. That is the primary purpose of this plugin, but
there are other features in there as well. In the last few weeks, there was
a pull request (now integrated) for StatusBar.hide and for
Android as well.

The issues related to the statusbar are under the label "statusbar-plugin"
in JIRA, and there are currently 11 open issues. There are pull requests
for it from the PhoneGap Build team that I am waiting to integrate -- not
until we get this namespace stuff sorted out.

I am not opposed to it being under the "labs" namespace. After talking to
the Adobe team, we could also host the plugin under the PhoneGap Github
org, but I'd rather use that as a last resort.

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:

> (a) Yes.
> (b) No -- some organizations (Adobe) don't like this, and we respect that.
>  We also want to point users at these plugins, so its good to have
> developers protected by Apache.
> (c) Sure -- so long as labs is clearly separate, and we leave them out of
> blogs / plugin release notes, and we don't impact the rate of releases
> (i.e. we don't force devs to test the labs plugins, just verify the
> signatures is enough).
> (d) I think the "guardian" of these labs plugins should be free to publish.
>  There is no reason they are lower quality than anything else.
> Separate issue: is statusbar ready for Core?  I think we should leave it in
> labs for a little bit, have at least a few eyes audit the API and
> investigate if there is any other similar work in the field before we make
> users depend on this, but that it should move to core eventually.
> -Michal
> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Shazron <> wrote:
> > statusbar is already published org.apache.cordova.statusbar.
> >
> > And... Since these plugins are somewhat experimental and we're starting
> the
> > process of voting and publishing plugins to dist/, I wonder:
> >
> > a) Should we change the ID of these plugins to, say
> > "org.apache.cordova.labs"
> > b) Should we move these plugins to github and have them not under apache
> > for now, e.g.: com.shazron.statusbar
> > c) Should we just add them to the plugin release process.
> > d) Should we just never publish them to the registry and have people use
> > them via git url.
> >

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