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From Anis KADRI <anis.ka...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Consolidating the Distribution of Platforms & Plugins
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:41:16 GMT
+1 to Steve's suggestion


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Steven Gill <stevengill97@gmail.com> wrote:

> Love these suggestions!
>
> I am a little uneasy about storing the platforms on registry.cordova.io.
> Right now that database is just for plugins + views + ui and adding
> platforms will require us to change some of the requests on
> plugins.cordova.io. It is easy  enough to do, but I think we have better
> options available.
>
> Alternative: Publish platforms on npm
>
> Has the same advantages as storing on registry.cordova.io. CLI can just
> add
> the platform dependencies in their package.json. Easy to handle versioning.
> Public viewable page for each platform. No more grabbing from apache git
> servers.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Andrew, this is the sane path, big +1
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 2:27 PM, Michael Brooks <
> michael@michaelbrooks.ca
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Great suggestions Andrew!
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:33 AM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I love it / lots of wins in there
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org
> >
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Right now, CLI downloads & caches platforms & plugins using
two
> > > different
> > > > > mechanisms, with totally independent code paths.
> > > > >
> > > > > plugman uses the request library, with proxy settings in
> > > .plugman/config.
> > > > > It downloads the tars directly from registry.cordova.io. It does
> not
> > > > cache
> > > > > them.
> > > > >
> > > > > CLI uses the request library as well, with proxy settings from
> > .npmrc.
> > > It
> > > > > downloads tars directly from our git server's archive endpoint. It
> > > caches
> > > > > them in ~/.cordova.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I'd like to propose that we unify them. Specifically:
> > > > >
> > > > > 1. Store platforms on registry.cordova.io
> > > > >   - This would allow CLI to easily see what versions of platforms
> are
> > > > > available, and be able to choose between them.
> > > > >   - This (I'm sure), INFRA would be much happier about than our
> > current
> > > > > fetch-from-git approach
> > > > >
> > > > > 2. Unify CLI & Plugman's downloading logic
> > > > >   - Use the same code-path for both.
> > > > >   - Have them use the same caching logic.
> > > > >
> > > > > 3. Use npm's cache logic instead of our own:
> > > > >   - Just type npm help cache to see what it does
> > > > >   - Would allow for: "cordova cache clean"
> > > > >
> > > > > I would *not* want to lose our support for --searchpath, as I think
> > > it's
> > > > > really handy. I don't see a problem with this though.
> > > > >
> > > > > This would also enable CLI to answer queries like "what platform
> > > versions
> > > > > are available", and make it trivial to do "install
> > > cordova-android@3.0.0
> > > > "
> > > > >
> > > > > This isn't something I have time to work on in the near future, but
> > > > wanted
> > > > > to see if everyone would be onboard with the change. I'll end up
> just
> > > > > filing bugs for the changes if it sounds good... but if anyone else
> > > wants
> > > > > to work on it... :)
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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