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From "Ian Molesworth (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-5533) improve docs for Windows workstations when building for Android
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:10:09 GMT


Ian Molesworth commented on CB-5533:

I'm the bloke who made the initial post about a week ago and although I have managed to get
my code running it is only through hacking existing projects and not by getting going from
square 1 so there is a massive gap in my knowledge base. Not good and does not bode well for
when I want to kick off the next project, clean and from scratch.

There are 3 reference sites that have 'phonegap install' instructions.
phonegap, Apache cordova and Adobe.
Everything I have seen so far refers to the phonegap.jar file. This simply does not exist
in the download. Given that one is about 20 minutes in to an install when you come across
this problem it is very frustrating.

> improve docs for Windows workstations when building for Android
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-5533
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Docs
>    Affects Versions: Master
>            Reporter: Marcel Kinard
>            Priority: Minor
> See!topic/phonegap/QbnoaPxg4Ug and
> The fact that this person wrote a blog on how to get an app created on Android using
a Windows workstation and that it got so many "thanks" comments indicates that cordova-docs
may need some improvements. 
> My suspicion is that the docs are a bit thin in places (especially for newbies), and
the committers are mostly Mac users. I'm guessing that Android with a Windows workstation
is probably the most common consumer scenario.
> So the task here is to do an end-to-end walkthrough as a newbie of creating an Android
app on a Windows workstation that originally has no pre-reqs installed, and make sure that
all the needed tasks and explanations are in cordova-docs.
> Bonus points for increasing the scope to include:
> - iOS on a clean Mac
> - BB10 on Windows workstation
> - WP8 on Windows workstation

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