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From Carlos Santana <csantan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Merges as a feature
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:31:17 GMT
TACO?
I'm hungry now :-p

- Carlos
Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 1, 2015, at 6:18 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Well finding it in the docs is/was.
> This functionality is depended on by Visual Studio TACO so I don't think it
> is going anywhere soon.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> My team is hiring!
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
> 
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 3:03 PM, Raymond Camden <raymondcamden@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Yeah I don't think documentation is a problem. :)
>> 
>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:58 PM, Carlos Santana <csantana23@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Merges doc is here:
>> https://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/edge/guide_cli_index.md.html#The%20Command-Line%20Interface_using_merges_to_customize_each_platform
>>> 
>>> 
>>> - Carlos
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On Sep 1, 2015, at 5:53 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I would like to get rid of merges, now that you bring it up.
>>>> We have far too many nuanced features that just sort of go undoc'd.
>>>> 
>>>> I may change my mind if someone can point me at a page in the docs that
>>>> explains the full use and value of this feature because currently it
>> just
>>>> sounds like technical debt.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> My team is hiring!
>>>> @purplecabbage
>>>> risingj.com
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Raymond Camden <raymondcamden@gmail.com
>>> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Oh sorry - well - I brought it up in an issue report for Ionic.
>>>>> They've got a few different ways of handling this, and I thought it
>>>>> might make sense to mention the Cordova Merges feature too. I was
>>>>> asked if it was possibly going away, hence me asking the Powers that
>>>>> Be here. (Wait, I think I'm one of those Powers...)
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:32 PM, Carlos Santana <csantana23@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Ok I agree for simple use case is very simple to drop files in merges.
>>>>> Which is the use case for visual studio template.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Just curious on why an open ended question?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> It will be the same as me asking "Is hooks as a Feature going away?"
>>>>> With not other context.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> What prompted you to ask a the random question?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Did someone told you that merges is going away?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> - Carlos
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Sep 1, 2015, at 5:18 PM, Raymond Camden <raymondcamden@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Ok, so now we're off my initial question and into a debate. :)
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I think you are absolutely right - there are more powerful solutions
>> -
>>>>>>> but that doesn't negate the ease of use of merges. The simplicity
of
>>>>>>> it may be just fine for many use cases.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Carlos Santana <
>> csantana23@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> If people wants achieve to do what merges do, I recommend
hooks or
>>>>> custom build process (i.e. npm scripts, gulp, grunt, ant, perl, ruby,
>> etc)
>>>>> or running custom build from hooks.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> There is more flexibility and control thru hooks than merges.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> - Carlos
>>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Sep 1, 2015, at 5:04 PM, Raymond Camden <
>> raymondcamden@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> K good enough for me. I don't agree with you. ;)
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 3:25 PM, Carlos Santana <
>> csantana23@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> In my personal opinion it's not a best practice anymore
to use
>>>>> merges.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> The feature works today if you create a folder "merges"
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> cordova create doesn't create it by default
>>>>>>>>>> It will not go away, visual studio leverages the
"merges" folder
>> in
>>>>> their cordova templates.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> It will not be remove or deprecated, and at the same
time will not
>>>>> be highlighted as a main Cordova "F"eature
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> - Carlos
>>>>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> On Sep 1, 2015, at 3:34 PM, Raymond Camden <
>> raymondcamden@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> That's not what I'm asking though. What I'm asking
is - as a
>>>>> "Feature"
>>>>>>>>>>> (capital F ;) of Cordova, is it something that
is going away?
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM, Carlos Santana
<
>>>>> csantana23@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> For mfp cordova it's not needed, there are
modern ways of
>>>>> achieving this.
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> In cordova you can use hooks and merges
>>>>>>>>>>>> More advance users can use their build tooling
like grunt, gulp,
>>>>> etc.
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> - Carlos
>>>>>>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Sep 1, 2015, at 11:54 AM, Raymond
Camden <
>>>>> raymondcamden@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Just a quick question - is merges as
a feature going away? I
>>>>> haven't
>>>>>>>>>>>>> seen anything about that here, but just
checking.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
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>>>>>>>>>>> 
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>>>>>>> 
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>>>>>>> 
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>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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>> 
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