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From Ross Gerbasi <rgerb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cordova/PhoneGap Local Install
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:39:04 GMT
Very helpful information, as for why you would want to do this, I was more
just bringing out the question of Is this something even worth doing? The
gulp workflow looks great, I like the simplicity and control there.

As mentioned there would still be shared global settings and cache, is
there really a good reason to not install cordova globally?



On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1:22 PM, Tommy Williams <tommy@devgeeks.org> wrote:

> The desire to pin the CLI is probably just legacy from when the CLI was
> tied more tightly to the platform versions.
> On 22/01/2015 8:17 am, "Michal Mocny" <mmocny@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> > ..also regarding "create" not working for current folder.. the only
> > requirements are that the current folder has the right directory
> > structure.  Namely, if you already have a www/ folder and config.xml file
> > with a valid format, you can just "cordova platform add .." and get to
> > work.
> >
> > So, you can:
> > - git clone CordovaProject.git   # or do whatever else to get the stub
> of a
> > project
> > - npm init
> > - npm install cordova
> > - ./node_modules/cordova/bin/cordova platform add android
> >
> > etc.  Now I agree that that las line is a mouthful, so you can use the
> > cordova-local utility I mentioned.  Also, while this does give you
> > different cordova-cli versions per project, they will still share global
> > settings and cache, and I'm not aware of a way to disable that.  Finally,
> > why do you want to pin the cli version?  You can pin the platform
> versions
> > and use the latest CLI usually without ill effects and often with useful
> > updates.
> >
> > -Michal
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > There was also a recent mailing list thread here about a cordova-local
> > > utility someone wrote, which supports installing cordova-cli's locally
> > > within projects and calling into them automatically from a wrapper.  I
> > > haven't tried it, but it could be a more similar workflow to the
> standard
> > > cordova-cli workflow than what Mark suggests (though Marks has other
> > > advantages).
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 3:47 PM, Mark Koudritsky <kamrik@google.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> The best known example of how to use local installs of command line
> > tools
> > >> is probably Grunt, a globally installed binary will always look for
> and
> > >> invoke a local installation.
> > >> I'm also experimenting with a Gulp based workflow for Cordova which
> uses
> > >> local installs of cordova-lib and cordova-android/ios.
> > >> https://github.com/kamrik/CordovaGulpTemplate
> > >>
> > >> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Ross Gerbasi <rgerbasi@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > Hey gang,
> > >> >
> > >> > I have been poking around with trying to come up with a workflow
> that
> > >> does
> > >> > not require installing cordova or phonegap globally. I haven't been
> > >> able to
> > >> > come up with anything and I wanted to see if i am missing something,
> > was
> > >> > this ever a goal, should it be a goal we work to add into the
> package?
> > >> >
> > >> > Cordova for iOS also requires ios-deploy/ios-sim to be installed
> > >> globally
> > >> > which would be awesome if we didn't need to do that.
> > >> >
> > >> > I feel we need a couple things to make this happen. First would be
> > some
> > >> > kind of npm-exec command added to node itself. Much like what is
> > >> provided
> > >> > by this package
> > >> >
> > >> > https://www.npmjs.com/package/npm-exec
> > >> >
> > >> > This would allow us to do something like npm exec corodva and run
> our
> > >> > binary from the local folder. Currently this seems to only be
> enabled
> > >> when
> > >> > running scripts. Now we can always do this via
> > >> ./node_modules/bin/cordova
> > >> > also but its certainly not as pretty. This would also give us a way
> to
> > >> run
> > >> > ios-deploy via the local bin folder.
> > >> >
> > >> > Second is a hard stop we have when trying to generate a package
> into a
> > >> > folder with existing content. So for example if I make a folder
> called
> > >> > TestApp and npm install cordova into that folder. If I attempt to
> run
> > >> > "./node_modules/cordova create ." we get the warning that the folder
> > >> > contains stuff.
> > >> >
> > >> > So I guess I am mainly curious what people think, locally install
> > >> packages
> > >> > seems to be preferable to a lot of people. Does anyone have any
> strong
> > >> > opinions or other ideas on how to achieve this?
> > >> >
> > >> > -ross
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
>

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