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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: [CORE PLUGINS] Expansion of features needs to be discussed in dev@
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:25:55 GMT
I know some of the plugins (all of them?) call out at the top of the
docs that they are based on standards. I think we should be more
dilligent in referencing those specs when discussing/weighing changes
to the APIs.

It would be a lot easier to maintain a stance such as "this does not
follow the spec, thus we cannot accept it" if we walked the walk and
didn't just talk the talk. By that I mean that we should put effort
a) modernizing the plugins that are still valuable,
b) making the hard decisions to remove outdated plugins, and
c) blogging/documenting transition paths for consumers of plugins we
decide to get rid of

The sooner we do this the less of a burden on the project.

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:56 PM, julio cesar sanchez
<> wrote:
> Whenever I see a PR for a new feature I tell the author to send a mail to
> discuss it, most of them don't do it.
> 2017-04-25 22:22 GMT+02:00 Simon MacDonald <>:
>> Hey Shazon,
>> I agree with this goal. Our plugins were based upon W3C standards as
>> they existed when the plugins were created. The standards have moved
>> on and we haven't had as much time as we would like to stay in sync. A
>> number of core plugins have been superseded by API's already available
>> in browsers (I'm looking at you, cordova-plugin-device-motion).
>> Changes to any of the core plugins should align themselves with W3C
>> specs so we can increase code reuse across platforms and decrease our
>> support and maintenance costs.
>> Simon Mac Donald
>> On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Shazron <> wrote:
>> > Resources are limited and we can barely keep up with all the core plugin
>> > work that needs to be done, so we have to have a process with dealing
>> with
>> > desired features that community members send out as PRs.
>> >
>> > Firstly I want to acknowledge that external contributions are valued
>> highly
>> > by the team, but they need to fulfill Cordova's goals and not be a
>> > maintenance burden on the project.
>> >
>> > GOAL:
>> > Core plugins should conform to standards whenever possible, and we should
>> > not add new features nor expand existing features without a consensus on
>> > dev@
>> >
>> > I will be putting out another thread where I will propose a concrete
>> > roadmap for the existing core plugins -- listing those that will make the
>> > maintenance cut, and/or listing those that are scheduled for sunset. So
>> put
>> > your two cents there.
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