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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: "Best" place to browse plugins
Date Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:07:18 GMT
go for it!

https://docs.npmjs.com/misc/coding-style

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Raymond Camden <raymondcamden@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Is there any objection then to me doing some rewrites, and if so,
> anyone know offhand the style npm is using?
>
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 2:35 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
> > Ray: you have commit rights. =)
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Raymond Camden <raymondcamden@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Do we have a rough idea of how soon we will see the improvements on the
> NPM
> >> side? If it is 1-2 weeks, then I don't think it is a huge big deal, but
> if
> >> longer than that I think we have a problem with our uses. Right now
> there
> >> are *no* docs if they follow the links from docs.cordova.io. We all
> know
> >> where the docs can be found, and I blogged on it too, but for new users
> >> this is not ideal, and is pretty critical I think.
> >>
> >> Query - if the issue now is that the Markdown used by core plugins
> doesn't
> >> match the Markdown supported by npm, instead of waiting for npm to fix
> it,
> >> couldn't we just do the manual grunt work ourselves? I'd happily try to
> hit
> >> one of the files myself if so.
> >>
> >> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM, Kerri Shotts <kerrishotts@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Jörg,
> >> >
> >> > I disagree: the move to NPM was a good move. It might not be perfect
> yet
> >> > (far from it), but NPM is apparently moving forward with making search
> >> and
> >> > such easy. The description is an issue, yes, but that’s also being
> worked
> >> > out (and only applies to core plugins — third party plugins should be
> >> just
> >> > fine). Furthermore, it means that Cordova is no longer responsible for
> >> > maintaining a repository, which quickly becomes nontrivial when you
> have
> >> a
> >> > lot of people hitting it. NPM has far more resources in this regard
> than
> >> > does Cordova.
> >> >
> >> > That said, I’m also all for implementing a plugin page like Gulp,
> Yeoman,
> >> > etc. do, even if NPM gets better searching and the like, simply
> because,
> >> as
> >> > you say, it gives an overview that can lead to inspiration. I prefer
> >> using
> >> > Gulp’s list or Yeoman’s list over NPM’s site, but I’m also glad
that
> NPM
> >> is
> >> > being used to manage the packages. Nearly everything else I’m doing
> is on
> >> > NPM now anyway, so it works out well for my workflow that Cordova’s
> >> plugins
> >> > are now too. (Never mind that the platforms and the CLI have been
> there
> >> for
> >> > some time.)
> >> >
> >> > This is completely separate from your issue with “good plugins”. NPM
> or
> >> > Cordova’s registry will make no difference to that — you’re relying
> upon
> >> > the skills and goodwill of third party developers to make plugins for
> >> you,
> >> > and they will all be of varying quality with varying documentation.
> >> That’s
> >> > a problem with Gulp, Yeoman, and every other tool that allows
> plugins. As
> >> > to verification with versions and platforms, that’s always going to
> be up
> >> > to the plugin owner, not the repository. I don’t really see any way
> >> around
> >> > that as it would always be hit or miss with third party plugins.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > On May 30, 2015 at 4:49:08 PM, Joerg Holz (holz@hamburg.de) wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I’m a cordova developer.
> >> >
> >> > The idea to move the plugins to npm was a very bad one. No
> professional
> >> > description, no professional searching.
> >> >
> >> > From a developer view, there is a need to have an overview off all
> >> plugins
> >> > - just for inspiration There is a need to have a filter for platforms,
> >> the
> >> > maintainer, last update, … and the most important and complicated
> one: Is
> >> > the plugin checked, checked for platform, checked for version?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Have you ever tried to bring a three wheel selector in a cordova
> >> > application? That is a great job. Sorry for posting a screenshot, but
> >> this
> >> > simple wheeler took me one week for working on iOS, Android and
> Windows.
> >> >
> >> > I tried every plugin, every modification of every plugin, I split the
> >> > platforms … in the end I used mobiscroll and rewrote it for my needs.
> >> Just
> >> > for selecting a timespan.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Cordova is great, the most important job for the future is: Let give
> the
> >> > people the power of cordova by good plugins.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Jörg
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> --
> >>
> ===========================================================================
> >> Raymond Camden, Developer Advocate for MobileFirst at IBM
> >>
> >> Email : raymondcamden@gmail.com
> >> Blog : www.raymondcamden.com
> >> Twitter: raymondcamden
> >>
>
>
>
> --
> ===========================================================================
> Raymond Camden, Developer Advocate for MobileFirst at IBM
>
> Email : raymondcamden@gmail.com
> Blog : www.raymondcamden.com
> Twitter: raymondcamden
>
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