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From Michal Mocny <>
Subject Re: missing documentation and missing major version bump
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:20:29 GMT
Current cli is cadver-semver and if even if we had bumped the semver MAJOR
it would not have mattered.  If you were using semantic version matching in
your package.json for cli dependancy, the current scheme does not match the
way you expect.  Josh your suggestion is that we should have used our
cadver number as a semver this last release, but its never been used that
way.  That is exactly the point of the latest plan from last hangout to
address release process to dump the cadver portion of cli (see discussion
on other threads if 4.0.0 is the right initial semver).


p.s. If BB relied on --someblackberryspecificoption working, it would have
been useful to bring up during last tooling release vote window.  Better
yet, set up a local CI that automatically reports setup/build failures, as
we use here for ios&android vanilla&cca and has been quite valuable.

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Josh Soref <> wrote:

> Hi.
> Broke a number of people. While there was a pull request and a bug, there
> wasn't a major version bump.
> People using npm w/ grunt-cordovacli in a continuous integration setting
> w/ reasonable package.json settings went from having a working build
> system to having a totally broken one.
> Because suddenly:
> cordova run --someblackberryspecificoption
> … didn't result in that option arriving at the blackberry10 build.
> I don't object to progress, and nopt is definitely an improvement over
> everything else I've had to use, however, it's pretty bad that we didn't
> bump our major version number.
> Can we consider rolling backwards that feature (possibly just releasing an
> older version w/ a newer minor version number) and then releasing the
> feature w/ a new version number.
> Currently we have 3.5.0-0.2.7-dev
> I'd naively propose 4.0 — just for two things:
> 1. feature: nopt.
> 2. Dropping semver.
> We can go to a system of just releasing 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, every month or
> two… (I think we sort of discussed doing something like this on Friday,
> I'm just asking that we jump to it now, because the nopt change was a
> major api break for real customers — and it decouples our 4.0 from any
> platform 4.0s immediately — since those will arrive w/ a cordova 5.0 or
> later number).

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