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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: [Android] Working with M - An update
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:12:32 GMT
Thanks for looking into this Joe! The runtime permissions is quite a big
change!

M is still in preview, so if you find any webview bugs, please feel free to
send me a repro app and I'll do my best to get it fixed.

In terms of Cordova API changes, here's some thoughts on your branch:
- Plugins may want to request different perms at different times, so I'd
remove new functions from CordovaPlugin except onRequestPermissionResult
- Might be better to copy how CordovaInterfaceImpl does
startActivityForResult/onActivityResponse rather than have PluginManager do
it.


On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 6:07 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:

> So, since Cordova-Android wasn't completely killed off by Google at the
> last Google IO like I thought it would be, we're going to have to make sure
> it's compatible with Android M (Marshmellow? Marzipan?).  The good news is
> that this only affects the following plugins:
>
> MediaRecorder
> Contacts
> File
> FileTransfer
> Geolocation
>
> Now, for the really bad news.  We might have to write a Geolocation plugin
> for Android again, because Google's Android WebView doesn't play nice with
> Android's new permission system, and even when you do grant the application
> containing the process permission to use geolocation, you still get a
> location error.  I still have to test this further, but it also may be
> possible that file URIs no longer have the ability to get the geolocation
> either, which would be weird, since this would be a Chrome thing and not an
> Android thing.
>
> Given our poor track record of maintaining plugins in general, and the
> weird errors with Geolocation, I'm not really wanting to bring back the
> code, so I'm hoping that this gets resolved in M3 with the next dev version
> of M.
>
> But so far, I have the changes that I made to Cordova on a private branch
> on Github that people can see here:
>
> https://github.com/infil00p/cordova-android/tree/m-compat
>
> Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm not sure whether this makes
> perfect sense yet, but I think these API changes indicate that we should
> probably bump the version to 5.0 once M comes out.
>
> Thoughts? Questions?
>

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