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From "Nikolai Kotchetkov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-7142) Support for restoring plugin "preferences" in "restore" CLI command
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:58:38 GMT

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Nikolai Kotchetkov commented on CB-7142:
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Well, I took the {{preference}} word basically on two purposes:
# The {{preference}} is used in [plugin.xml|http://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/3.5.0/plugin_ref_spec.md.html#Plugin%20Specification]
to describe user variables
# It's possible and easy to implement a mix of globally defined (in config.xml) preferencies
with plugin-specific if needed. Like a plugin may take a global {{orientation}} preference
and make use of it.

That was an idea behind the variable name...

> Support for restoring plugin "preferences" in "restore" CLI command
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-7142
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-7142
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: CLI, Plugman
>    Affects Versions: 3.5.0
>            Reporter: Nikolai Kotchetkov
>              Labels: features
>   Original Estimate: 168h
>  Remaining Estimate: 168h
>
> Thanks for great improvement having the plugin list in config.xml!
> However it will be great if "preferences" passed to plugman as variables could be saved
there to.
> Like:
> {noformat}
> <feature name="Custom URL scheme">
>         <param name="id" value="nl.x-services.plugins.launchmyapp" />
>         <param name="url" value="https://github.com/EddyVerbruggen/LaunchMyApp-PhoneGap-Plugin.git"
/>
>         <preference name="URL_SCHEME" value="VERBOSE"/>
>     </feature>
> {noformat}
> I've made a rather simple fix for that in [this commit|https://github.com/motorro/cordova-lib/commit/4c5765404ed8714a5ea0f8d5e026d3280335405d]
> The code also has a feature of setting and using a plugin URL to install.
> Two more things required:
> # To be able to specify preferences per plugin to avoid possible name conflict - that
involves installing plugins one-by-one rather than in batch as far as I understand the 'plugin("add")'
> # Add support to reinstalling plugins with respect to preferences on platform add - did
not dig the code yet.
> It would be nice if someone comment on the issue - am I right or missing something already
done. Also I can fullfill the requirement myself and issue a pull request if the feature seems
handy.



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