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From Raymond Camden <raymondcam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Merges as a feature
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:38:22 GMT
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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