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From Tommy Williams <to...@devgeeks.org>
Subject Re: Cordova/PhoneGap Local Install
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:22:14 GMT
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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