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From "Treggiari, Leo" <leo.treggi...@intel.com>
Subject RE: Proposal: Expose check_reqs at the CLI level
Date Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:38:30 GMT
+1   It sounds like a very good thing to do.

Leo

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse [mailto:purplecabbage@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 12:24 PM
To: dev@cordova.apache.org
Subject: Re: Proposal: Expose check_reqs at the CLI level

Everyone's +1's count! It's the -1's that may be scrutinized

@purplecabbage
risingj.com

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:11 PM, Dmitry Blotsky <dblotsky@microsoft.com>
wrote:

> +1 for me too, even though my +1 points don't matter :)
>
> I've actually run into this issue when writing documentation for setting
> up slaves for medic. My short documentation is here:
> https://github.com/apache/cordova-medic/blob/master/SLAVES.md, but it is
> best for it to refer to the official Cordova docs instead.
>
> Should we make a JIRA task for better docs and automated platform
> dependency detection?
>
> Kindly,
> Dmitry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shazron [mailto:shazron@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 11:56 AM
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Proposal: Expose check_reqs at the CLI level
>
> +1
> This will be great for users
>
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:53 AM, Parashuram N (MS OPEN TECH) <
> panarasi@microsoft.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > One of the main problems a lot of developers seem to have is the issue
> to setting up their machines for building various platforms. This came out
> from the Stack overflow survey, and the number of questions on stack
> overflow, twitter. Etc.
> >
> > I thought it would be helpful to have a check_reqs command exposed at
> > the CLI level. This is similar to `brew doctor` or `appium doctor`.
> > The idea is
> >
> >
> > 1.       Have a way for the user to see if they have all dependencies
> (like JAVA_HOME or ANDROID_HOME) set up? This happens at build time, but
> moving it out to a CLI level command where you can run cordova check_reqs
> (or something similar) would be useful to the users.
> >
> > 2.       Today, the build command shows one error at a time. The
> check_reqs could run all the checks, and show a summary of the issues so
> that the user can fix them all, instead of fixing one, running build,
> fixing again, etc.
> >
> > What does the community think of this idea ? Can we implement a
> prototype and see if this is useful to our developers ?
> > Note that this does not change or break existing functionality - it just
> exposes the already existing check_reqs in the CLI. Build will continue to
> call check_reqs.
> >
> > Please vote on this proposal, or raise any concerns you may have.
>
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