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From Jesse <purplecabb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Merges as a feature
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:18:07 GMT
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.




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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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