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From Jesse <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Deprecate cordova-wp8
Date Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:45:25 GMT
The deprecation window is a 'minimum' of 6 months.
Waiting 3 months to maybe wait 6 more months seems less efficient than
deprecating now and deciding in 6 months time if we want to move on it.
Deprecation is not the end, just the beginning of it.

Also, we need to nudge people to move forwards, they are building on a sdk
that can only target wp 8.0 which was released 3 years ago.
If we value this group and want to continue supporting the platform then we
should bite the bullet and update it to at least support 8.1 (Apr. 2014)
but I think we are better off focusing on windows universal going forward.


On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Parashuram N <>

> I pinged the folks here on VS team to get an idea of number of people
> building for WP8. Looks like this is still a significant number (more than
> 10%) and almost 2000 unique users building for WP8 per month. Can we delay
> the deprecation for 3 more months to see if this number can go down ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jesse []
> Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 11:06 AM
> To:
> Subject: [DISCUSS] Deprecate cordova-wp8
> We've talked about it for awhile, but never moved on it. cordova-wp8 has
> been a work horse that seen us through tough times but the sun is setting.
> cordova-windows has been a viable alternative for some time now, and
> allows developers to target newer device features from wp8.1 and wp10 as
> well.
> Removing the responsibility of implementing changes in this now ancient
> code base will free many of us to focus on making the windows universal
> workflow better.
> I would like to see this wrapped up by the end of the year, which for me
> is the end of next week.
> Some suggestions of what needs to happen next :
> - display warning message in cli when devs type `cordova platform add wp8`
> ( next cordova-lib/cli release )
> - provide a plugin-dev migration guide outlining how to leverage existing
> C# code in a windows-universal application ( I will do this )
> - update repos / documentation with polite wording to move on
> - close a bunch of wp8 related issues in jira with "won't fix'
> - put wp8 out to pasture
> What are your thoughts?
> Cheers,
>   Jesse
> @purplecabbage

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