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From "Parashuram Narasimhan (MS OPEN TECH)" <>
Subject RE: Directory Structure - CLI directory config proposal
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:40:10 GMT
It is the latter. The idea is that there is a default directory structure that shall be defined
by Cordova CLI, and the IDE can modify it, call tasks like prepare or compile directly from
cordova-lib. The IDE could do clever things like copy only modified files, use symlinks, etc.
From the hangouts discussion, it was agree that cordova-lib would expose APIs that shall be
used by build systems, IDEs and the CLI. We need to finalize on that API.

I could volunteer to take the first stab at that API that cordova-lib suggests. Does that
sound good ?

-----Original Message-----
From: Treggiari, Leo [] 
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:45 AM
Subject: RE: Directory Structure - CLI directory config proposal

Is the flexible directory structure being proposed so that the CLI can "conform" to a directory
structure defined by the IDE, or so that a user can define the directory structure and both
the CLI and the IDE use it?  I'm an IDE developer, but I don't have a lot a sympathy for the
former.  The latter is useful.  I don't understand why an IDE should think IT defines the
directory structure, just like the CLI did prior to this proposal.


-----Original Message-----
From: Parashuram Narasimhan (MS OPEN TECH) [] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:17 PM
Subject: RE: Directory Structure - CLI directory config proposal

Should the platform/plugin save/restore take care of the ability to restore platforms? That
way, though the platforms folder is discernable, we do not have to necessarily delete it.
The goal of able to re-create a project solely based on the checked-in information still stays.

The user may choose to check in the user specific config if the entire team decides to use
that as a project structure. They would not check the user-config in cases where individual
users use different IDEs. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcel Kinard [] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: Directory Structure - CLI directory config proposal

I don't want to dramatically increase the scope of this thread, but I'm wondering if this
is the opportunity to get the platforms dir to be 100% generated and discardable between app
builds. The goal being that then there is a clean line of what devs should check into SCM
and what is in their .gitignore file.

It also feels like there should be a slight difference between user-specific config that doesn't
go into a team SCM (my copy of cordova-android is in /home/marcelk/customized), and project-specific
config that does go into a team SCM (the layout of this meta config that describes where the
project dirs are).

And yes, it should be 100% compatible with today's directory structure.

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