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From TimBarham <>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-lib pull request #498: CB-11985 Check if cached platform/plugin exis...
Date Sat, 08 Oct 2016 03:32:22 GMT
GitHub user TimBarham opened a pull request:

    CB-11985 Check if cached platform/plugin exists before 'npm cache'

    ### What does this PR do?
    Before calling `npm cache add` when installing a platform or plugin, look for an existing
`package.tgz` file in the cache directory. This avoids unnecessary `npm` call with long timeout
if not connected to the internet.
    Background: First time build failures in Cordova tools in Visual Studio are primarily
due to `npm` failures. Therefore we are working to avoid any requirement for `npm` to hit
the internet in simple build scenarios. This includes pre-installing cached versions of certain
platforms and plugins. But we only get the full benefit if Cordova uses these cached versions
if it finds them, without calling npm cache add.
    A couple of things to note:
    * This change uses shared code for platforms and plugins, and means plugins will also
be cached to the `.cordova` directory rather than the global npm cache directory. Is that
a concern?
    * It is likely this change will be meaningless with the proposed changes to installing
platforms and plugins in Cordova 7.x. We'll cross the bridge when we come to it 😄.
    ### What testing has been done on this change?
    Local testing.
    ### Checklist
    - [x] [Reported an issue]( in the JIRA
    - [x] Commit message follows the format: "CB-3232: (android) Fix bug with resolving file
paths", where CB-xxxx is the JIRA ID & "android" is the platform affected.

You can merge this pull request into a Git repository by running:

    $ git pull use-cached-platform

Alternatively you can review and apply these changes as the patch at:

To close this pull request, make a commit to your master/trunk branch
with (at least) the following in the commit message:

    This closes #498
commit 667e774d46399cf97a9481c3890fa7a862871d46
Author: TimBarham <>
Date:   2016-10-07T22:58:35Z

    CB-11985 Check if cached platform/plugin exists before 'npm cache'
    This avoids unnecessary npm call with long timeout if not connected to the internet.


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