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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: CB-285 (FileSystem paths)
Date Mon, 12 May 2014 17:05:56 GMT
Now that email works again - Jesse, were you thinking of proposing a tweaks
API, or something different altogether.
New related bug here:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-6670


On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 6:21 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:

> That is a very good point! I say it is good enough for now. Something to
> flag for our W3C friends to look at and consider in the spec.
>
>
> On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 1:43 PM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org>
> wrote:
>
> > There are two types of config for file:
> > 1. You can do is disable parts of the filesystem (doubt anyone would do
> > this)
> > 2. You can switch where PERSISTENT filesystem maps to (sane place vs
> legacy
> > place)
> >
> > What's missing is a way to retrieve the paths that you might want. No
> > configuration required for this part.
> >
> > I'd like to avoid making the calls look like they are a part of the file
> > spec, so that users won't be tempted to think that it would work in a
> > non-Cordova environment.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
> >
> > > This plugin is helpful though I can't help but wonder if we can't
> > shoehorn
> > > into specs (or at least provide spec feedback).
> > >
> > > Right now all config is done w/ config.xml instead of programmatic (?)
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 7:06 AM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Closer than ever to resolving this (woo!)
> > > >
> > > > The file plugin is now able to read & write to roots on the
> filesystem
> > > > beyond PERSISTENT and TEMPORARY on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry (and
> > > maybe
> > > > others?)
> > > >
> > > > However, you still can't query for the location of these places
> (doh!)
> > > >
> > > > There's a file-extras plugin in cordova-labs:
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=cordova-labs.git;a=blob;f=file-extras/fileextras.js;h=1f8f88f7222bd4022f2f802f6825c189b10445d9;hb=aaf61d4
> > > >
> > > > That was used to experiment with an API for this. I think the API is
> > > pretty
> > > > much fine, and I'd like to add it to the core file plugin rather than
> > > have
> > > > it as a separate plugin.
> > > >
> > > > This would add:
> > > > cordova.plugins.file.getDirectoryForPurpose(purpose, options, win,
> > fail)
> > > >
> > > > Where purpose can be one of:
> > > > var Purpose = {
> > > >      'data': 0, // General application data (default)
> > > >      'documents': 1, // Files that are meaningful to other
> applciations
> > > > (e.g. Office files)
> > > >      'cache': 2, // Temporary files that should survive app restarts
> > > >      'temp': 3, // Files that can should be deleted on app restarts
> > > >      'app-bundle': 4 // The application bundle (iOS only)
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > And also add convenience wrappers:
> > > > cordova.plugins.file.getDataDirectory(syncable, win)
> > > > cordova.plugins.file.getDocumentsDirectory(win)
> > > > cordova.plugins.file.getTempDirectory(win)
> > > > cordova.plugins.file.getCacheDirectory(win)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Any comments on this?
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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