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From Dmitry Blotsky <dblot...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: [Android] Proposal: Deprecate/No-Op Battery Plugin
Date Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:43:40 GMT
Do you mean dropping support only for Android, or dropping the plugin altogether? On some platforms
it may still be relevant.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse [mailto:purplecabbage@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:31 AM
To: dev@cordova.apache.org
Subject: Re: [Android] Proposal: Deprecate/No-Op Battery Plugin

Can we drop our support for the battery plugin entirely? Let the community take over if they
want it?
I would rank it very low in use among our supported plugins, but it does probably still need
to exist. 



> On Mar 24, 2015, at 9:46 AM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hey
> 
> So, right now our current Battery Plugin on Android is actually 
> considered harmful to devices and shouldn't be used.  It seems that 
> the Chrome team has implemented the Battery Spec in Chromium 38.  This 
> can be tested with this simple JSBin here:
> 
> http://jsbin.com/battery-status-test
> 
> The problem is that Android WebView on Lollipop that's installable 
> from the Play Store is at 37, and of course I don't even have to 
> mention earlier Android versions that we support, some of which don't even support Chromium.
> 
> However, the latest Crosswalk does support the Battery Spec, so we 
> have two
> options:
> 1. Implement a plugin for the non-Crosswalk use case, knowing that 
> it'll be obsolete for Future Android.  We always intend to do this, 
> but this never, ever happens.
> 2. We drop support the Battery Plugin for Android since nothing in 
> this case is better than something that's actively draining your battery.
> 
> What do people think of this?
> 
> Joe

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