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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: Should use only drawable folder for single application icon
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:03:21 GMT
On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 6:01 PM, Andrew Grieve <> wrote:
> I don't think it should resize it, but I do agree we should delete the
> template ones if any are present. Right now you aren't sure if the <icon>
> tag even did anything if you fail to replace the right size.

The icon tag is ignored entirely if you're not using the CLI, and it's
only a CLI thing.  The problem I have with this right now is that it
doesn't provide a good solution to this problem, since as you stated
earlier, you won't get through App Store review on iOS, and Android
requires numerous icons when you submit your app anyway.  This stupid
anti-feature is what's preventing the platforms from being treated as
build artifacts.

> Android and
> iOS both do a pretty good job at resizing at runtime if only one large icon
> is present (although you won't get through app-store review).

I disagree about Android doing a good job.  We just don't notice it
because we happen to have stupidly high quality template icons and we
mostly test on hdpi and xhdpi devices.  I'm sure if I ran this on an
mdpi or ldpi device, the icon would be all distorted.

> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 5:17 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
>> So, it resizes the icon? If not, then the point is still valid.
>> On Jun 19, 2014 2:11 PM, "Darryl Pogue" <> wrote:
>> > On 19 June 2014 13:52, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
>> > > > It's really not neccessary to have 5 not similar, but exactly same
>> icon
>> > > > files, when we can have only 1 icon file.
>> > >
>> > > People should be changing their icons anyway, and I don't believe we
>> > > actually landed any support for the icon element in config.xml.
>> >
>> > This support landed in cordova-cli 3.5.0.
>> >

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