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From "Parashuram Narasimhan (MS OPEN TECH)" <>
Subject RE: Build signed archives using CLI
Date Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:52:25 GMT
How about a "cordova package" command, that would be for packaging the app for the store? Note
that different platforms may have different requirements for certs, signing etc. So it may
make sense to promote this to a different command and let each command take care of packaging
the app for the store. This command will also mean that developers don’t have to go over
to the native projects when they finally want to publish their apps to the store.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Soref [] 
Sent: Monday, October 6, 2014 12:46 PM
To: dev
Subject: Re: Build signed archives using CLI

if you do:
Cordova build --release,
The blackberry10 platform will generate a signed image...

On 10/6/14, 3:18 PM, "Andrew Grieve" <> wrote:

>AFAIK, I don't think there's any technical roadblocks. Just need a 
>proposal for how it should look, and then a patch & docs to add it!
>For Android's hot-off-the-press gradle support, you can set an 
>environment variable that points to a .properties file for signing 
>builds. This shows one way to go about it, but I'm not in love with the .properties idea.
>On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Victor Sosa <>
>> Hi community.
>> Been looking at this topic and wondering why the build command does 
>>not  create signed archives.  Digging a little bit found a lot of 
>>differences in  the platforms to create these archives.
>> For instance, in Android you need to
>> 1. Export your APK in release mode (--release flag) 2. Sign your APK 
>> (you already need a RSA key)
>> In iOS, you need to:
>> 1. Export your APP using --device flag (--release seems to export for  
>>emulator only)  2. Either use XCode (UI-based) and sign the archive or 
>>use xcrun (headless
>> process)
>> Besides these differences, what is preventing Cordova from providing 
>> a generic one-way to build these signed, ready-to-publish archives?
>> Perhaps I'm missing something here...?  I really appreciate your 
>>insights  on this topic
>> Thanks!
>> --
>> Victor Adrian Sosa Herrera
>> IBM Software Engineer
>> Guadalajara, Jalisco

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