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From "Marcel Kinard (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-5137) docs should describe how to build Cordova from Apache dist
Date Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:59:17 GMT


Marcel Kinard commented on CB-5137:

Michael Sierra and crew, I have a working version of this that I'd like your review on:
Yeah, we need a better way to add local copies of platforms when not fetching them from the

Andrew / Michal / crew, I also would like a couple tweaks to coho:

And for the larger community, I believe that zips of plugman and the core plugins should be
included in the Apache distribution. I know that they run on a separate release train, but
right now plugman and the core plugins are never included in an Apache distribution. I know
it's not a common workflow, but it's what I do when building the distribution for my employer's
product. I'd suggest to just grab whatever the currently weekly release is, not do another
release cycle for plugman / core plugins. Comments?

> docs should describe how to build Cordova from Apache dist
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-5137
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Docs
>            Reporter: Marcel Kinard
>            Assignee: Marcel Kinard
>            Priority: Minor
> The docs seem to assume that Cordova was already downloaded either via npm or from a
PhoneGap distribution or similar. Though the Apache Way is to distribute source code, it isn't
clear to the average consumer in the docs how to get Cordova up and running from either the
source zips on or from the repos at This documentation
should be added, perhaps as a section such as "How to Obtain Cordova" and/or "How to Build
Cordova from Source".
> There may be additional docs needed that describe how to bootstrap the docs (build the
html from the md) if for some reason the user can't get them online at

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