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From Raymond Camden <raymondcam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Merges as a feature
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:03:50 GMT
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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