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From Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Extended LTS version
Date Fri, 13 May 2016 23:00:44 GMT
>From iOS' point of view, 3-5 years is unsustainable. For example, a new
version of Xcode or a new version of iOS would kill support for a macOS
version or a phone model that was supported before (and that new version is
needed for App Store submission).
For this to be considered, it would have to be granular, perhaps by
platform and not Cordova-wide.

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 10:53 AM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

> ... and platform updates that can break existing functionality, which come
> out every about every 3 months between our various devices/platforms.
> If people are willing to not update their devices or machines or software,
> and there are never any security exploits then everything will just work
> forever.
> I think 3-5 years is absurd, browsers barely guarantee that 5 year old
> html/css/js will work.
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> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
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> On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 10:33 AM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 10:19 AM, julio cesar sanchez <
> > jcesarmobile@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > But for the CLI? For each platform?
> > >
> > > I don't think it makes sense on iOS platform where a new iOS version is
> > > released every year and apple ends forcing to use latest SDK sooner or
> > > later, and on new releases some things are broken and people needs to
> > > update cordova-ios to make them work.
> > > Might make sense on android wher google allows you to use the sdk you
> > want
> > > and things keep working in a "compatibility mode".
> > >
> >
> > I don't think we have the resources to maintain a compatibility mode
> > version of Cordova for Android and a version that compiles against the
> edge
> > version.  Also, there's the whole problem with backporting security
> > vulnerabilities.  I know that a lot of people want things to just not
> > change ever, but that's completely unrealistic given that we have people
> > trying to attack Cordova-based applications.
> >
> >
> > >
> > > But making sure the plugins keep working on all the LTS versions for
> 3-5
> > > years will need a lot of work
> > >
> > > El viernes, 13 de mayo de 2016, Nikhil Khandelwal <
> > nikhilkh@microsoft.com>
> > > escribió:
> > >
> > > > I wanted to bring this to the dev list's attention:
> > > > https://github.com/cordova/cordova-discuss/issues/39.
> > > >
> > > > The idea is to have an LTS version of cordova. It might be a good
> idea
> > to
> > > > re-visit & document our release cadence as well.
> > > >
> > > > -Nikhil
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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