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From Michal Mocny <>
Subject Re: project version info
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:41:28 GMT
Yes, you have my permission to quote, though I'm happy to have it be
presented as a summary without attribution as well.


On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Ray Camden <> wrote:

> Thanks for the detailed response Michal. With your permission, I¹d like to
> reprint this on my blog.
> I will point out however that there was at least one time when the
> directory structure change broke something. I forget which version it was
> but at some point the CLI stopped making a .cordova folder and that broke
> Ripple. Not really a big deal, just FYI. ;)
> On 10/3/14, 9:58 AM, "Michal Mocny" <> wrote:
> >The reason CLI is reporting that number is because we tried to go semver
> >in
> >an odd way (CAD-SEM) and CLI version was supposed to be just the SEM part
> >and the CAD was just informational -- which hasn't worked out so well.
> >The
> >next CLI release is going to drop the old SEM and turn the existing CAD
> >into the new SEM.  i.e.: npm install -g cordova@rc you'll notice that its
> >just 3.7.0.
> >
> >
> >w.r.t. reporting installed version and not workspace created version: the
> >version of the CLI that was used to create a project should not be what is
> >important.  Its the current versions of the platforms and plugins within
> >your workspace that are actually important.
> >
> >This is because when you upgrade your CLI, we will not use the version
> >that
> >was used to create the project any more.  There have been proposals for
> >this, but its not implemented, we just assume you always want the latest
> >CLI to manage your workspace.
> >
> >This could become an issue if the CLI breaks compatibility with directory
> >structure / old platform/plugin structure, but that hasn't come up yet.
> >If
> >that *does* happen, we can introduce a "created-with" at that point, and
> >use the lack of "created-with" as a signal for old version.
> >
> >For what its worth, for cca we drop a "created-with-cca-version" file
> >inside your platforms/ folder, since we currently also pin platforms.
> >When
> >you upgrade your cca tool, we then know to prompt for a platforms upgrade.
> >I don't know if this will still be necessary with independent platform
> >releases.
> >
> >-Michal
> >
> >>

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