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From "Hu, Ningxin" <ningxin...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [Android] Refactoring for different engines
Date Wed, 21 May 2014 02:51:22 GMT
An update: the legal/license is cleared to host cordova-crosswalk-engine under https://github.com/crosswalk-project/.

Thanks,
-ningxin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hu, Ningxin [mailto:ningxin.hu@intel.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8:56 AM
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [Android] Refactoring for different engines
> 
> 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/_/7ecpi3uaclcuedn7imn
> > > 6b
> > > >> > 9jdq
> > > >> > >c
> > > >> >
> > > >> > https://talkgadget.google.com/hangouts/_/7ecpi3uaclcuedn7imn6b9
> > > >> > jd
> > > >> > qc
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Might work. Staging is probably internal.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > >
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