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From Michal Mocny <mmo...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: platforms/plugins save and restore from config.xml
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:38:01 GMT
Automatic restore could just happen on prepare.  We do this for CCA and its
worked very well.  It would not directly affect the `cordova run
not-yet-added-platform` feature.

-Michal

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 2:26 PM, Josh Soref <jsoref@blackberry.com> wrote:

> Leo wrote:
> >I had asked some questions about save and restore a while back
>
> >One of my biggest questions was why would these commands be an option?
>
> I can't think of any reasons.
>
> >  What I'm looking for, as soon as possible, is that Cordova 'project'
> >metadata is stored logically and consistently so that the CLI and
> >multiple IDEs could simultaneously work on the same project and know
> >about what each other have done wrt. adding/removing
> >plugins/platforms/etc.
>
> Seems reasonable
>
> >Does removing experimental advance that goal or does it, as Michal says,
> >put obstacles in the path of getting there by requiring long term support
> >of an incomplete and possibly confusing (more options?) solution?
>
> I think Michal is right.
>
> It probably makes more sense to integrate the code behind save/restore
> into (platform|plugin) add and (something) so that it automatically just
> works.
>
> I'm not sure offhand what 'restore' would look like in a such a model
> though…
> Also worth considering is the recent request for `cordova run
> not-installed-platform`
>
> `cordova run not-installed-platform` (CB-8283) should honor the values
> from `cordova platform save`
>
> That might be the replacement for 'restore', although it probably isn't
> ideal...
>

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