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From filmaj <>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-paramedic pull request #18: Appium updates for Paramedic
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:18:48 GMT
Github user filmaj commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: lib/appium/AppiumRunner.js ---
    @@ -102,6 +102,24 @@ function getConfigPath(appPath) {
         return path.join(appPath, 'config.xml');
    +function installAppiumServer() {
    +    /*
    +     * We install appium in this counter-intuitive way at runtime in order to
    +     * not trigger massive dependency downloads via `npm install` for autotest
    +     * execution. Installing appium only happens in the local-running case, and
    +     * thus is not needed in our CI system. By using this method, we save the CI
    +     * a lot of time.
    +     * ALTERNATIVE: what if paramedic dependencies were installed via `npm install
    +     * --production`, and appium was stuffed into `devDependencies`. That should
    +     * also prevent this problem? 
    --- End diff --
    @purplecabbage Can you elaborate how either of the current approach or putting appium
into devDependencies sacrifices the individual plugin developer? I don't follow.

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