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From "Andrey Kurdyumov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (CB-7369) Ridiculous link loop in documentation. Getting started is a headache
Date Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:50:34 GMT


Andrey Kurdyumov reassigned CB-7369:

    Assignee: Andrey Kurdyumov

> Ridiculous link loop in documentation. Getting started is a headache
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-7369
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Docs
>         Environment: all
>            Reporter: teo
>            Assignee: Andrey Kurdyumov
>            Priority: Critical
> I approach Cordova as a newcomer and look for a "getting started" kind of guide.
> So I start at and I notice a link to documentation, which
allegedly "includes Getting Started guides":
> Here I look for the words "Getting Started" and find nothing, but there's an promising
"Overview"  which reads:
> "START HERE if you are new to Cordova. Includes installation and next steps." (emphasys
> So I follow that link:
> And at the bottom it says:
> """
> Installing Cordova
> The installation of Cordova will differ depending on the workflow above you choose:
> Cross-platform workflow: see The Command-Line Interface.
> Platform-centered workflow: see the Platform Guides.
> """
> I want to choose the "platform-centered workflow", so I follow the link to Platform Guides:
> which says:
> """
> Platform Guides
> BEFORE developing for any of the platforms listed below, install cordova's command-line
interface (CLI). (For details, see The Command-Line Interface.)
> """
> (emphasys added). So I follow that link:
> And it says:
> """
> BEFORE running any command-line tools, you need to install SDKs for each platform you
wish to target. (See the Platform Guides for more details.)
> """
> which links back to the platform guides.
> There needs to be a clearer step-by-step installation guide (one for each platform or
workflow, if needed), without a loop of prerequisites where installing A is required before
you install B, but installing B is required before you install A.

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