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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: Independent platform release summary
Date Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00:28:44 GMT
I meant pinning all platforms to the cli (so an update to any of the
platforms pushes everything up one). Anyhow this is way hard to reason
about. So its an improvement how again?
On Oct 3, 2014 4:55 PM, "Andrew Grieve" <agrieve@chromium.org> wrote:

> Is pinning not what's driving this version number discussion?
>
> Projects are generally made up of more plugins than platforms, but we
> don't bump the CLI each time plugins are released. Maybe the simplest thing
> to do is just have the CLI version not be influenced by platform versions
> at all.
>
> Ideally, we'll finish up the work to write the platform versions in
> config.xml, and then users won't accidentally update their platform
> versions without explicitly doing so in their config.xml (or some
> equivalent CLI command that updates it).
>
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>
>> Maybe pinning platforms and the CLI wasn't so bad after all.
>> On Oct 3, 2014 2:34 PM, "Treggiari, Leo" <leo.treggiari@intel.com> wrote:
>>
>> > I agree that this is, and will be, confusing.  It was confusing today in
>> > our own discussions in our own team (who are, in general, fairly Cordova
>> > savvy) to be talking about the Android store issue related to "Cordova
>> > 3.5.1".  E.g. what did it mean to be talking about "Cordova 3.5.1", and
>> > what would a user need to do to get the fix?  What I took away was that
>> a
>> > user would need  Cordova CLI 3.5.0-0.2.7.  However, I wouldn't be
>> surprised
>> > if you told me that was wrong...
>> >
>> > Anyway, a completely different (and possibly immediately dismissible)
>> > idea.  What if a Cordova CLI version number was the same as the highest
>> > version number of the platforms supported by that Cordova CLI version.
>> > E.g. if the latest highest platform version was Android 3.5.1, then the
>> > Cordova CLI version would be 3.5.1.  The supported other-platform
>> version
>> > might be lower - e.g. Windows 3.4.2 (totally made up version number...).
>> >
>> > That doesn't instantly solve all problems.  What if the next platform
>> > release after Android 3.5.1 was Windows 3.4.3?  Cordova CLI can't
>> remain at
>> > the highest version number.  So would Cordova CLI become 3.5.2 or
>> 3.5.1-1?
>> > Should the Windows release be 3.5.2? Are there a specific set of
>> features
>> > associated with a specific platform major version number?  It seems
>> that a
>> > platform release named 3.x.y is expected to have a certain set of
>> features
>> > implemented.  Is a platform release named 3.4.x expected to have a
>> certain
>> > set of features and a platform named 3.5.x expected to have those
>> features
>> > plus some additional feature?
>> >
>> > In general, what can a user expect these version numbers to mean.  E.g.
>> if
>> > I as an app developer want to use a particular recently added feature on
>> > multiple platforms, how do I determine which versions of which platforms
>> > support the feature and which Cordova CLI version gives me what I want?
>> >
>> > Sorry, but it is confusing...
>> >
>> > Leo
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Marcel Kinard [mailto:cmarcelk@gmail.com]
>> > Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 1:56 PM
>> > To: dev@cordova.apache.org
>> > Subject: Re: Independent platform release summary
>> >
>> > If a bump to major indicates an API change, how is that visible to
>> users?
>> > Do users look at the CLI version as "the version of Cordova", or are we
>> > expecting users to look at the version of every Cordova component to
>> > understand where majors got bumped? While I agree the latter is more
>> > correct technically, I think users have been and are currently assuming
>> the
>> > former. It would take some education to switch that.
>> >
>> > On Oct 2, 2014, at 7:51 PM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I don't think it's necessary to bump CLI major when platforms bump
>> major.
>> > > Platforms and CLI are linked only superficially anyways.
>> >
>> >
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