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From Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: --list argument for CLI
Date Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:09:49 GMT
Welcome, and +1!

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 10:23 AM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org> wrote:
> Sounds great!
>
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 4:55 AM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Yes to all of this, and welcome aboard!
>>
>> Cheers,
>>   Jesse
>>
>> > On Dec 15, 2014, at 3:22 PM, Murat Sutunc <muratsu@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi all,
>> > My name is Murat Sutunc, I'm part of the Visual Studio team @ Microsoft
>> and new to Cordova.
>> >
>> > I was looking at the Cordova Tooling Wiki at (
>> https://wiki.apache.org/cordova/CommandLineToolingDesign) and thought it
>> would be interesting to make some additions to the list-devices feature.
>> Currently we have list-devices and list-emulator-images scripts for a lot
>> of different platforms. However these scripts are not easily accessible
>> from the Cordova CLI. By introducing an additional argument to the run or
>> emulate command, we could show a list of available emulators or connected
>> devices. (I would like to deemphasize the fact that the command is called
>> --list). After invoking the command, a user can decide which target to use
>> and run the app on the desired target by using cordova run -device
>> devicename
>> >
>> > Here's how it looks for an Android only project:
>> > C:\dev\cordova-projects\hello>cordova run --list
>> > Running command:
>> C:\dev\cordova-projects\hello\platforms\android\cordova\run.bat --list
>> > Available Android Virtual Devices:
>> >        AVD_GalaxyNexus_ToolsForApacheCordova
>> > Available Android Devices:
>> >
>> > (Internally what happens here is, through run.js we will call android
>> list and adb devices and pipe that list to the user. Similar process with
>> iOS too.)
>> >
>> > Note that in case a platform doesn't support --list flag, it'll ignore
>> the flag and run as if the flag is not provided. This is due to current
>> args parsing logic in platforms. Is this ok for the short term? I would
>> hope that more platforms would support this option in the future.
>> >
>> > Below are the pull requests for cordova-cli and
>> cordova-android/cordova-ios that have this functionality implemented. I
>> would like to hear your thoughts on this design, choice of the flag and if
>> you think this feature would be a valuable addition to the CLI.
>> >
>> > cordova-cli: https://github.com/apache/cordova-cli/pull/199
>> > cordova-android: https://github.com/apache/cordova-android/pull/139
>> > cordova-ios: https://github.com/apache/cordova-ios/pull/122
>> >
>> > PS: My ICLA just got approved. You can also ping me anytime on #cordova,
>> my name on irc is muratsu.
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> > -Murat
>>
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