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From purplecabbage <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-test-platform pull request #1: Doc requirements for platform api exp...
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:47:56 GMT
Github user purplecabbage commented on a diff in the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/cordova-test-platform/pull/1#discussion_r128835035
  
    --- Diff: PlatformRequirements.md ---
    @@ -0,0 +1,144 @@
    +
    +# New Platform Checklist
    + 
    +## Stand-alone scripts
    + 
    +bin/create scripts
    +- bin/create _(typically a node script)_
    +- bin/create.bat for windows
    +    - windows .bat file typically just calls bin/create with node
    + 
    +bin/update
    +- not entirely sure this code is run, or needs to exist with newish non-destructive platform
updates
    + 
    +## Package Expectations
    + 
    +- Platforms must have a package.json in their root.
    +- Package.json exports a 'main', usually `"main": "src/cordova/Api.js"`
    +    - This allows other modules to simply require() the path to this platform and get
access to the Api.
    + 
    +## Api (Platform) Expectations
    +- The PlatformApi class
    +    - The PlatformApi class is an abstraction around a particular platform that exposes
all the actions, properties, and methods for this platform so they are accessible programmatically.
    +    - It can install & uninstall plugins with all source files, web assets and js
files.
    +    - It exposes a single 'prepare' method to provide a way for cordova-lib to apply
a project's setting/www content to the platform.
    +    - The PlatformApi class should be implemented by each platform that wants to use
the new API flow. For those platforms, which don't provide their own PlatformApi, there will
be a polyfill in cordova-lib.
    +    - Platforms that implement their own PlatformApi instance should implement all prototype
methods of this class to be fully compatible with cordova-lib.
    +    - The PlatformApi instance should define the following field:
    +        - platform : This is a String that defines a platform name.
    + 
    +- Api.js exports static functions
    +    - there is currently a requirement that the file be called Api.js (todo:change that)
    + 
    + 
    +- Api.js exports static function `updatePlatform(destination, options, events);`
    +    - PlatformApi.updatePlatform = function (cordovaProject, options) {};
    +    - The `updatePlatform` method is equal to the bin/update script. It should update
an already installed platform. It should accept a CordovaProject instance, that defines a
project structure and configuration, that should be applied to the new platform, and an options
object.
    +    - cordovaProject: This is a CordovaProject instance that defines a project structure
and configuration, that should be applied to the new platform. This argument is optional and
if not defined, that platform is used as a standalone project and not as part of a Cordova
project.
    +    - options : This is an options object. The most common options are :
    +        - options.customTemplate : This is a path to custom template, that should override
the default one from platform.
    +        - options.link : This is a flag that should indicate that the platform's sources
will be linked to the installed platform instead of copying.
    +     - The `updatePlatform` method must return a promise, which is either fulfilled with
a PlatformApi instance or rejected with a CordovaError.
    + 
    +- Api.js exports static function `createPlatform(destination, cfg, options, events);`
    --- End diff --
    
    MUST export a static function createPlatform that returns a new instance of the platformAPI


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