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From Steven Gill <stevengil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Old platforms support deprecation
Date Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:16:59 GMT
Nikhil, sounds reasonable.

I originally misunderstood Vlads message. He isn't proposing the
PlatformAPI Polyfill for deprecation. This is the code which is used by
platforms that haven't released a platform API implementation.

He is suggesting removing code from cordova-lib that supports
* cordova-android < 5
* cordova-ios < 4
* cordova-windows < 4.3.0
* cordova-osx < 4

Platforms that haven't implemented PlatformAPI Pollyfill
* Browser
* BlackBerry
* WP8 (In deprecation mode)
* WebOS
* Ubuntu
* Amazon FireOS (In deprecation mode)
* OSX (PR PENDING)

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 7:01 PM, Nikhil Khandelwal <nikhilkh@microsoft.com>
wrote:

> +1 for 6-month deprecation (or even earlier) for platforms where we have
> already released a platform with Platform API. Duplicated code can be a
> real maintenance problem here.
>
> For other platforms that we have not released a platform API
> implementation and do not plan to e.g. WP8, WebOS, Ubuntu - we should
> support them for longer unless the cost is significant.
>
> -Nikhil
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vladimir Kotikov (Akvelon) [mailto:v-vlkoti@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 11:36 AM
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [DISCUSS] Old platforms support deprecation
>
> Agree about 6 months. I suggested next Cordova major version as a deadline
> due to two reasons: this definitely will be a breaking change, so we'll
> need for major bump anyway; also the Cordova 5.0 lives for about 8 months
> (since Apr 2015), so I think Cordova 6 will live for approximately the same
> time.
>
> Regarding the other platforms (WebOS, Ubuntu) - I was thinking about
> "soft" deprecation - i.e. drop support only for that platforms where we
> have an implementation for PlatformApi (Android, iOS, Windows, probably
> OSX), and leave other platforms as-is. But if everybody is ok about total
> platform-specific code removal, this might be even better, because then
> we'll be able to cut out a great chunk of legacy code and, probably, get
> rid of a number of dependencies.
>
> ---------------
> Best regards, Vladimir
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Gill [mailto:stevengill97@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 8:39 PM
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Old platforms support deprecation
>
> I think depreciation should be our usual 6 months instead of cordova 7.
> Who knows how fast or slow cordova 7 will come out.
>
> Doing this, it would mean we would drop support for the platforms that
> don't update to PlatformAPI.
>
> We have already started the process for deprecating amazon-fireos and wp8.
> We would need to include FFOS since I don't see anyone working on it at
> all. We can contact LG about webos and see if they will update. Ubuntu
> might get the update by then. OSX already has a PR for PlatformAPI changes.
>
> I think this sounds fine. Deprecated platforms would still work with old
> versions of cordova.
> On Jan 22, 2016 6:58 AM, "Vladimir Kotikov (Akvelon)" <
> v-vlkoti@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi guys.
> >
> > Starting from upcoming cordova release (6.0.0) we have PlatformApi
> > implemented and used by three major platforms (Android, iOS and Windows).
> > This means that we now have a lot of code in cordova-lib which exists
> > there only for maintaining compatibility with previous platforms
> > versions.  I'd love to remove this duplicates from lib, but this means
> > that we'll lose the support for previous platforms in newer cli, and
> > hence we'd need to deprecate this support first.
> >
> > So I propose to add a deprecation message about removing support for
> > old platforms into upcoming cordova@6.0.0 and remove this support
> > totally in next major cordova version (7.0.0). The message will be
> > emitted each time when polyfill is instantiated for these platforms
> > instead of platform's Api class and might look like this:
> >
> > "The support for old platforms via PlatformApi polyfill is deprecated
> > and will be removed in next versions of cordova.
> > Consider upgrading your platform to cordova-android@5.0.0 or newer."
> >
> > -
> > Best regards, Vladimir.
> >
> >
> >
>

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