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From "Jan Becicka (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (CB-4387) "cordova build" - bad handling of resources (icons, splash screens)
Date Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:31:49 GMT

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Jan Becicka edited comment on CB-4387 at 7/25/13 8:31 AM:
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Thanks Filip. Now I see why "cordova" app is much bigger. Their icons and splash screens are
simply bigger. Anyway assets/www/res folder issue still remains.

My confusion about phonegap vs cordova is bigger and bigger.
Try to create sample app using phonegap and build it using "phonegap local build android"
You end up with assets/www/phonegap.js and assets/www/cordova.js in resulting apk. And these
2 files seems to be identical. I really don't understand it.
                
      was (Author: jbecicka2):
    Thanks Filip. Now I see why "cordova" app is much bigger. Their icons and splash screens
are simply bigger. Anyway assets/www/res folder issue still remains.
                  
> "cordova build" - bad handling of resources (icons, splash screens)
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-4387
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-4387
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: CLI
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>            Reporter: Jan Becicka
>            Assignee: Filip Maj
>            Priority: Blocker
>
> Steps to reproduce:
> > cordova create pgtest com.example.hello "App"
> > cd pgtest
> > cordova platform add android
> > cordova build android
> Resulting app has almost 8MB. The problem is, that "www/res" folder, which contains icons
and splashscreens is completely copied into assets/www. So the resulting app contains splash
screens for all possible mobile platforms, which is completely useless. Res folder should
not be copied at all, because right place for resources is res/drawable.
> BTW I tried the same commands with phonegap. Resulting app is significantly smaller (1.7MB)
but it also contains unnecessary resources in www/res.
> Still not understand what is the difference between "phonegap local build" and "cordova
build"

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