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From "Steve Husting (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-7809) Put default app images in www/res
Date Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:09:34 GMT


Steve Husting commented on CB-7809:

If you never intended for cordova build android to copy screen image from one location to
the /platforms/* location, then you should change the docs to reflect this: 
... and so on should be changed to ...
... to be more accurate. 

Otherwise it seems that we are being asked to make a /myApp/android directory and include
all those screen-*.png files in it, and they would be transferred over on cordova build. We
get this impression because the icon files work that way. Why would the splashscreens be done
differently from the icons? 

If we make all our Android screen names like screen-hdpi-landscrape.png as it says at the
beginning of the online docs on splashscreens, then we need to change all the names to screen.png
when we read further down the doc. That's part of the confusion: we create all our splashscreens
in one /android folder with a long name, then we copy and rename all those files into the
/platform/android/res/* folders. 

So in the final analysis, it appears that the docs mean for us to put the icons in /myApp/res*
and reflect this folder structure in config.xml, then they'll be transferred over via config.xml.
But there's no way to transfer over screen.png files built into cordova build android; we
are to copy them directly into /platforms/android/res/*. But the earlier part of the docs
seems to refute that because it states specific folders and filenames that contradict the
idea of saving them directly into the /platforms folders. 

> Put default app images in www/res
> ---------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-7809
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: CordovaLib
>    Affects Versions: 3.5.0
>         Environment: Any Environment
>            Reporter: Steve Husting
>            Priority: Trivial
>              Labels: icons, splashscreen
> People are confused about how to update the splash screens during their Android build.
Why not place all the default app helloCordova icons and splashes in the location you recommend,
in /helloCordova/android/res/* instead of in /helloCordova/platforms/android/res/*? Then fill
the config.xml with the lines needed to port the files over to Android via CLI as you recommend.

> This example of proper placement and config.xml usage will remove all users' doubts about
where to put the icons and splashes. 
> I assume you could programmatically set up the default app so that the entire /platforms/android/res
folder structure is reproduced in /helloCordova/android/res/ to make it easy to understand
where to put the user's own files. They'll replace those icon.pngs and screen.pngs with their
own. You would program the same thing with iOS files in /hellocordova/ios/res/ .
> Just a suggestion! 

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