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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: [iOS] Merging cordova-ios/wkwebview branch into the mainline
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:48:03 GMT
Reviving this thread. After the hangout today, the proposal now is:

1. Integrate the "wkwebview" (pluggable webviews) branch into the 4.x
branch, instead of releasing it for the 3.8.0 branch. This is so it
will be aligned with cordova-android 4.x which has pluggable webviews
2. Once tested and reviewed, release cordova-ios 4.x branch

In effect:
- pluggable webviews will not exist in any 3.x version
- any new 3.x releases will be security/critical fixes only, no new features

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 4:29 PM, Shazron <> wrote:
> I am proposing to integrate the aforementioned branch into the
> mainline, for a cordova-ios 3.8.0 release in the future.
> I will do testing using mobile-spec and the core plugins before I do
> this merge, and report back my findings to the list (including docs).
> I intend to spend the rest of the week on this.
> Contrary to the name of the branch, this does *not* include direct
> WKWebView support. It merely re-factors some of the cordova-ios code
> so that the webview used can be loaded as a plugin.
> The default webview engine used will always be UIWebView if not
> specified, and it is included as a plugin in the core platform. Each
> webview engine handles parsing its own preferences, and setting up its
> own bridge (however, this is still dependent on cordova.js having the
> bridge support -- perhaps in the future each webview plugin can set
> its own bridge independently of cordova-js repo).
> Related notes below -- but the state of the plugins below do *not*
> block the wkwebview branch merge at all.
> Related notes:
> --------------------------
> The WKWebView engine plugin which requires the cordova-ios/wkwebview
> branch, resides in
> The WKWebView engine plugin is dependent on this local-webserver plugin:
> The local-webserver plugin is in experimental stage -- it still needs
> to be tested with the Camera and File plugin since it facilitates
> setting a url transformer that maps urls to the appropriate localhost
> urls. Camera already has this code integrated, File has a pull request
> pending. Those are the only two plugins affected.
> Task list:

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