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From Raymond Camden <raymondcam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Merges as a feature
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:18:54 GMT
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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