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From Michal Mocny <>
Subject Re: How to provide more files from plugin.xml for project and native?
Date Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:54:27 GMT
First, the easy one: Certainly you should have a way to drop files into
platforms/ios/HelloCordova, and I think <source-file> is probably the way
to go.  The root seems to be the plugin folder by default, so you may need
to prefix with "../.." right now.  Also seems hacky, not sure if there is a
better way.

For the other two: /merges and /hooks, I really don't think we should be
adding files into there.  I consider those application assets, along with
www/ and application config.xml, which we also should not be directly
modifying from plugins.

For hooks -- there is a PR outstanding to just go ahead and add plugin
hooks.  Perhaps you would like to help review and comment on that to get it
landed asap?

For merges -- I kinda think we should have plugins on par with apps, and
just have a merges/ folder for plugins.  However, merges/ is probably just
generally a bad idea, and I suspect you can do a better job yourself by
writing hooks/ instead.


On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Carlos Santana <>

> I already know about <asset> and <resource-file> [1] in plugin.xml
> I'm currently working with ios:
> <asset> copy files will be available inside mobile app www path
> <resource-file> files will be available to mobile app from root path
> I want to be able to provide files to other locations that do not go inside
> mobile app:
> 1. I want to add files to <cordovaproject>
> <cordovaproject>/merges/ios/
> <cordovaproject>/hooks/
> Also here to add scripts/files that will be use by XCode build phases but
> do not go inside mobile App
> <cordovaproject>platform/ios/HelloCordova/
> Right now I'm doing something like this, and it feels like a hack that
> might not work for all operating systems.
> <asset src="src/ios/www/default/worklight/checksum.js"
> target="../../../merges/ios/default/worklight/checksum.js" />
> Maybe we need to add new feature for more elements like?
> <cordova-file src="" target="">
> <native src="" target="">
> [1]:
> --
> Carlos Santana
> <>

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