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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: Why no onStart/onStop for Cordova Android plugins?
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2015 01:38:49 GMT
Likely won't create it until closer to the event, but I'll send it to the
list as soon as I do! :)

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Homer, Tony <tony.homer@intel.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the response and the tip!
> I¹ll submit a JIRA and a PR sometime soon.
>
> As an aside, any chance we can get a preview of your ApacheCon
> presentation?
> I really need to learn how to set up my environment the right way!
> ;)
>
>
> On 3/9/15, 12:05 PM, "Andrew Grieve" <agrieve@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> >I see no reason we couldn't add onStart / onStop.
> >
> >As an aside, if you're okay with supporting only ICS+, you can use
> >Application.registerActivityLifecycleCallbacks() as a work-around.
> >
> >
> >On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Homer, Tony <tony.homer@intel.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I assumed that this must have been discussed at some point, but I
> >>couldn¹t
> >> find anything in the list archives or JIRA.
> >> I¹m guessing that there might be some practical issues with
> >>onStart/onStop
> >> and plugin loading timing, but it seems like if there are issues like
> >>this
> >> they could be addressed somehow.
> >>
> >> I¹m asking about this because we have an internal request to enable apps
> >> to override onStart/onStop in the Intel XDK build system in order to
> >> support plugins that want to handle onStart/onStop.
> >> My initial response was ³why not use onResume/onPause², but some plugin
> >> authors apparently believe that onStart/onStop are the lifecycle events
> >> they need.
> >>
> >> For example, the Flurry plugin instructions direct users to override
> >> onStart and onStop in their activity in order to handle onStop:
> >> https://github.com/Initsogar/cordova-flurry
> >> There are other analytics plugins that want to know about onStart/onStop
> >> instead of onPause/onResume.
> >> Obviously it is possible to modify your activity in order to do this in
> >> your project, but if this capability is important, it should be possible
> >> without abandoning the Cordova Way.
> >>
> >> So I was wondering what you guys think?
> >> onPause/onResume should be good enough for anyone?
> >> onStart/onStop are edge cases that users need to handle by modifying
> >>their
> >> activity?
> >> onStart/onStop cannot be handled by plugins due to timing issues?
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >> Tony
> >>
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