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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: [Android] Proposal: Deprecate/No-Op Battery Plugin
Date Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:41:48 GMT
Let's just update the README to state that "the battery plugin is a plugin
that uses your battery" :)

Only half joking... probably would be minimal effort and enough to just add
a warning about this and do nothing more.

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am suggesting we drop support completely, letting the community take it
> over, and we just quietly step back.
> Yes it may be relevant on other platforms, but how relevant/important is
> it?, and how much is it likely to change?
>
>
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
>
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dropping support for Android was my initial proposal, but I'm fine with
> > either.
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 12:44 PM Dmitry Blotsky <dblotsky@microsoft.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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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