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From "Sergey Grebnov (Akvelon)" <>
Subject RE: Purpose of pre_package hook for windows
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:21:08 GMT
Hi guys, the pre_package hook was added before I've started working on new hook model so I
don't know much details about its original purpose.

There are still plugins[1] on github which reply on it, but not much.  I think pre_package
is identical to before_compile so this should be an easy fix. So probably we can just make
pre_package to be an alias for before_compile and deprecate/remove it after some time.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse [] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: Purpose of pre_package hook for windows

I can't find any info on why we needed it ... it seems to be fired right before the files
are added to the csproj, though I am not sure why.

The only other person I think may know anything about it would be @sgrebnov

The earliest JIRA ticket I could find on the issue [1] although the issue is just that it
exists in wp7 but not wp8.



On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 11:53 AM, Vladimir Kotikov (Akvelon) <>

> Hi, guys.
> Could anyone please shed some light on the subject?
> Looking into PR for 'nohooks' option [1] I realized that we have a 
> logic in Windows/wp8 parsers that fires a hooks, specific for these 
> particular platforms. I see 2 problems with this:
> 1.       This doesn't fits well into the concept of PlatformApi
> 2.       The original purpose of the hook is now lost. It was intended to
> be fired in the middle of prepare [2], to allow to modify www folder 
> before it will be packed into app package, but now  it get fired right 
> before the end of platform preparation, and hence almost equal to 'after_prepare'.
> So the question is, should we still have these hooks in new windows 
> platform? Or we can just move it into LIB and fire just after the 
> prepare and only for windows/wp8?
> [1]
> [2]
> a124d23df60a132
> ---------------
> Best regards, Vladimir
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