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From purplecabbage <>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-wp8 pull request: Added Newtonsoft json dll
Date Tue, 12 May 2015 18:46:46 GMT
Github user purplecabbage commented on the pull request:
    yes, it is a breaking change.  That is why it is a 4.0.0 change. Plugin
    authors need to use engine tags, and we need to make sure they work.
    Personally, if I was writing a WP8.1 app, I would use cordova-wp8 and
    upgrade stuff.  Having a C# wrapper around a html/js presentation will
    still be appealing to many.  I would not expect cordova-wp8 to wither and
    die anytime soon.
    On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 11:33 AM, Nikhil Khandelwal <> wrote:
    > @purplecabbage <> I'm really concerned
    > with this switch for WP8 as it is breaking in nature. It changes how the
    > Cordova WP8 JSON APIs behave and will cause a fair number of plugins to
    > break. All plugins that break will have to make updates to support the new
    > WP8 platform, and hence can't be used with the older version (3.x) of the
    > WP8 platform.
    > I would propose we don't make this disruptive change for WP8 which is a
    > platform with limited runway as WP8.1+ should be using the Windows
    > platform. WP8 should ideally be on life support and not making disruptive
    > breaking changes that affect the plugin ecosystem.
    > We should consider an incremental fix for file transfer and other plugins
    > that need better support for JSON parsing instead of changing the platform
    > itself: apache/cordova-plugin-file-transfer#72
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