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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: Roadmap for next few weeks - Microsoft - April Edition
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:54:22 GMT
Yeah, these updates are super useful. Speaking of the barcode scanner
is anyone looking at this one:
Simon Mac Donald

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:56 PM, Shazron <> wrote:
> I find the Roadmap emails useful. Perhaps other teams should consider it as
> well.
> Plugin bugs are definitely a concern. Speaking for myself I have been more
> concerned with platform bugs, trying to get the ios platform stable.
>> "We would also like to work on things like Plugin compatibility when
> folks update their platforms, etc."
> I did a limited thing when doing the cordova-ios-4.x upgrade. Would be
> great to have an automated tool that could pull in "popular" plugins (or
> even all known plugins) to see if they all build. This would be useful when
> upgrading a major version of a platform.
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 12:46 PM, Parashuram N <>
> wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> Last month, we sent out a list of things that the team at Microsoft was
>> working on, for the Apache Cordova project. You can find that list here -
>> We made a lot of progress, and I wanted to keep up the cadence, telling
>> people what we plan to work on. I am hoping that with this list available,
>> folks can tell us if there are interesting things we should look at, or
>> even better – join us on working on all the fun stuff.
>> From last week
>> ============
>> Last week, most of our focus was on making documentation better. We made
>> some good progress on that, and now have an improved look for the
>> documentation. We also started adding much more detailed examples to our
>> plugins so that anyone getting started with plugins could simply copy the
>> examples and see them in action.
>> We worked on the splash screen and camera bugs, and have closed a large
>> number. Many folks told us that plugins bugs are a cause of concern, and we
>> would like to cause a dent in that bug debt.
>> In the near Future
>> ===============
>> Cordova’s power it its community and I think that we would like to
>> encourage more people in making Cordova better. We are looking at building
>> a system to run tests when someone submits a PR – a method that most open
>> source projects follow to easily respond to pull request. We would like to
>> continue fixing bugs on Camera plugins.
>> We would also like to switch gears a little bit an focus on the phonegap
>> barcode scanner plugin, and the phonegap push plugin. Typically, we are
>> looking to add features like background support for Windows in the push
>> plugin, android M support in Barcode scanner, etc. While these plugins are
>> not core Cordova plugins, these are super popular and people have even
>> asked that they be core plugins !
>> We would also like to work on things like Plugin compatibility when folks
>> update their platforms, etc.
>> P.S: Please do let us know if these emails from us are useful and if we
>> should continue sending them. Would also love to hear what you fine folks
>> are working on, in the near future :)

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