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From "Hu, Ningxin" <ningxin...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [Android] Refactoring for different engines
Date Thu, 22 May 2014 10:14:17 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Clelland [mailto:iclelland@google.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:04 PM
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [Android] Refactoring for different engines
> 
> That's great news!
> 

Really!

> Do you want to clone it from my repo at
> https://github.com/clelland/cordova-crosswalk-engine ? I think that's the most
> up-to-date repo; it's the one that I have working in all of my tests.
> 

I am fine to work on your fork till we think it is ready for some releases (maybe 3.6.0?).
What do you think?

Thanks,
-ningxin

> Ian
> 
> 
> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM, Hu, Ningxin <ningxin.hu@intel.com> wrote:
> 
> > 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/_/7ecpi3uaclcuedn
> > > > > 7imn
> > > > > 6b
> > > > > >> > 9jdq
> > > > > >> > >c
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > https://talkgadget.google.com/hangouts/_/7ecpi3uaclcuedn7im
> > > > > >> > n6b9
> > > > > >> > jd
> > > > > >> > qc
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Might work. Staging is probably internal.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > >
> >
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