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From julio cesar sanchez <jcesarmob...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Android] Need a solution to config.xml and AndroidManifest.xml feature requests
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:16:59 GMT
I think we should add the config-file tag to the config.xml.
It's already implemented on the plugin.xml. It allows you to modify the
AndroidManifest.xml or the info.plist when you install a plugin. But the
number of plugins that just modify the AndroidManifest.xml or info.plist is
increasing, I think that should be on the config.xml too.

So we don't duplicate anything with our own tags, we just let them add
whatever they want from the config-file tag.
And if something can't be edited from the config-file tag, we tell them to
create a hook.

Phonegap build uses the config-file tag on the config.xml to allow their
users to edit the AndroidManifest.xml and the info.plist

@Parashuram idea might work on android, but I think we should have
something that can be used on all the platforms



2016-03-21 18:40 GMT+01:00 Parashuram N <panarasi@microsoft.com>:

> Given that we are now using Gradle for builds, could these simply be
> gradle sub-projects that define an AndroidManifest.xml, that gets merged
> during Android build ? One way could be to support specifying
> "sub-projects" in config.xml, and these changes get picked up. Would it
> work for all cases ?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Bowser [mailto:bowserj@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 10:07 AM
> To: dev <dev@cordova.apache.org>
> Subject: [Android] Need a solution to config.xml and AndroidManifest.xml
> feature requests
>
> Hey
>
> So, if you've been paying attention to the JIRA, we've been getting
> slammed with a ton of feature requests/bugs regarding the Android Manifest
> where people want to add a 1:1 mapping between the two XML files.
>
> The thing is that it's getting out of control, and we need to find a
> better solution to this problem.  I'm not sure what a better solution to
> this is, but if you want to see some of the issues that are related to
> this, here's a small list:
>
>
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>
> All of these are either indirectly or directly related to the
> AndroidManifest, and it's clear that if we just allowed people to edit an
> AndroidManifest, or at least allow portions of it to be immutable, we would
> be better off.  Obviously, plugins that install third-party activities and
> content providers would have to edit the manifest, but I think that things
> are getting out of hand with the things that people want to control from
> config.xml.
>
> What do people think? Does anyone have a good solution to this problem?
> Are we really abstracting anything out by duplicating the same config in
> our own config.xml?
>

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