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From Steven Gill <>
Subject Re: Building cordova.js on first build
Date Wed, 27 May 2015 00:09:39 GMT
If people are into it, I can handle this one as I am very familiar with the
code base since I just did it for the browserify workflow.

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 4:15 PM, Steven Gill <> wrote:

> Hey Murat,
> By two files you mean cordova-js-src and www\cordova.js I assume. The
> www\cordova.js file is generated and updated on each release of the
> platform. It will use cordova-js-src to build it when available (instead of
> legacy-exe version)
> Problem with removing www\cordova.js and building it on runtime is that we
> loose support of platforms being able to build cordova projects
> independently of cordova-cli. We would have to have cordova.js as a
> dependency for each platform to be able to keep the ./bin/create scripts
> still having access to a cordova.js file.
> Right now, the browserify way builds cordova.js at runtime with the CLI by
> grabbing cordova-js-src from platform_www of added platforms or from
> cordovajs/src/legacy-exec if cordova-js-src doesn't exist (older platforms)
> . Because of this, we already have cordovajs as a dependency of
> cordova-lib. So theoretically, we could build cordova.js at runtime for
> non-browserify use case using a similar workflow.
> I think we should keep the www\cordova.js for now, and add non-browserify
> runtime cordova.js generation behind a flag so we can test it out. I see
> the value in it because we have use cases where we update the platform
> specific JS (in cordova-js-src) but can't test without generating a new
> cordova.js and moving it over to our platforms.
> Obviously using the --browserify flag will also work for you to be able to
> test those platform specific changes.
> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Murat Sutunc <>
> wrote:
>> Hey there,
>> I've a quick question. Now that every platform comes with cordova-js-src
>> should we remove the www\cordova.js from platform repos?
>> I think it's a better idea to compile cordova.js on first build if it's
>> missing. This way we don't have to update two files when working on
>> platform js.
>> Thoughts?
>> Thanks,
>> Murat

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