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From "Hu, Ningxin" <ningxin...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [Android] Refactoring for different engines
Date Tue, 06 May 2014 00:56:02 GMT
Ian,

I initiated the proposal to crosswalk stakeholders about hosting the Crosswalk Cordova Engine
in Crosswalk projects. The feedback is very positive. I am now going through the required
legal/license clearance process. I will keep you posted about the status.

Thanks,
-ningxin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: iclelland@google.com [mailto:iclelland@google.com] On Behalf Of Ian
> Clelland
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:23 AM
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [Android] Refactoring for different engines
> 
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > So, when Apache publishes something, it has fill the following criteria:
> >
> > - All source code must have their licence headers intact
> > - All third-party source code must be mentioned in the NOTICE file
> > - No Binary Blobs - No compiled libraries, which include JARs and
> > shared object files (including the pak).
> >
> > Now, with Crosswalk, there's obviously the Chromium Library that we
> > need, so we need a way to get that into the generated project somehow.
> >  The easiest way is with plugman, but the issue is that Apache can't
> > legally pass around binary blobs when it does an official release of
> > anything.  Intel, OTOH, isn't restricted by cumbersome open source
> > foundation rules, and can do so.
> >
> 
> Intel has their own rules to follow, certainly, but we're presuming here that Intel
> has already worked out the legal requirements to distribute Crosswalk in the first
> place, so the idea of Intel also distributing the "official" Crosswalk Cordova Engine
> plugin just seems to make a lot of sense.
> 
> Apache distributes Cordova-Android, which defines the integration API, and
> includes the default AndroidWebView classes, and other parties should be free
> to distribute their own engine plugins, implementing that API. That distribution
> can then be in any form that makes sense (and complies with the licenses of the
> various components)
> 
> Joe's right that it would be awkward, if not impossible, for Apache to distribute
> the Crosswalk core library. We'd have to include the 15GB of source as well, at the
> very least, and that doesn't sound like fun at all.
> It *is* all open-source, but there are a lot of different licenses in there, and we'd
> need some lawyerly help to make sure that the ASF could release software that
> included it all.
> 
> Ian
> 
> 
> > On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 7:43 AM, Hu, Ningxin <ningxin.hu@intel.com> wrote:
> > >> - who publishes the plugins, intel or cordova?
> > >
> > > For this open, could someone elaborate it a little bit more? What
> > > does
> > it mean? I remembered someone mentioned the license is open in the
> > hangouts, any details?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > -ningxin
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: mmocny@google.com [mailto:mmocny@google.com] On Behalf Of
> > >> Michal Mocny
> > >> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:53 AM
> > >> To: dev
> > >> Subject: Re: [Android] Refactoring for different engines
> > >>
> > >> Notes:
> > >>
> > >> - native junit tests needs fixing (due to deprication)
> > >>
> > >> - common script for creating walk mobilespec
> > >>
> > >> - fix failing mobile spec tests (file-transfer?, media?)
> > >>
> > >> - who publishes the plugins, intel or cordova?
> > >>
> > >> - static vs dynamic xwalk lib
> > >>
> > >>   - (option) one plugin, use hooks to download static library
> > >>
> > >>   - (option) one plugin, just bundle static lib
> > >>
> > >>   - (option) one plugin, download static lib on app run
> > >>
> > >>   - (option) two plugins, xwalk lib bundled in a separate plugin,
> > >> and
> > can be added
> > >> as a <dep>?
> > >>
> > >> - intel vs arm binary apk targets for CLI.  Two android platforms,
> > >> or
> > just two build
> > >> targets?
> > >>
> > >> - How long to get GeckoView: Joe not sure. days to weeks :(
> > >>
> > >>   - Not blocking, though
> > >>
> > >> - plugman works to install but CLI does not, lets figure that out
> > >>
> > >> - Other platforms: Windows Phone support!?  BB10?!
> > >>
> > >> - Can we share code between xwalk WebViewClient and gecko view
> > >> WebViewClient etc?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:09 PM, Josh Soref
> > >> <jsoref@blackberry.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > Ian Clelland wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> > >
> > >> >
> > https://staging.talkgadget.google.com/hangouts/_/7ecpi3uaclcuedn7imn6b
> > >> > 9jdq
> > >> > >c
> > >> >
> > >> > https://talkgadget.google.com/hangouts/_/7ecpi3uaclcuedn7imn6b9jd
> > >> > qc
> > >> >
> > >> > Might work. Staging is probably internal.
> > >> >
> > >> >
> >
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