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From Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Android] Proposal: Deprecate/No-Op Battery Plugin
Date Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:45:22 GMT
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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