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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-10332) Improve Android Guide
Date Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:07:39 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on CB-10332:

GitHub user riknoll opened a pull request:

    CB-10332 Android Guide Improvements

    Lot's of changes, including:
    * Fixing Markdown, links, grammar, etc.
    * Removing outdated and duplicated content
    * Removing content where we should just point to the Android docs (like setting up an
    Things left to do:
    * Combine all the pages into one page
    * Completely rewrite the guide for embedding a webview (it is 100% outdated)
    * Remove pages that shouldn't exist anymore (Android's config.xml got integrated into
the main doc)

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    This closes #471
commit 67d21293f7e1d812cc5390d08bc602008e762b89
Author: riknoll <>
Date:   2016-01-26T18:16:21Z

    CB-10332: Android guide improvements

commit c70b4246f46a81fec40466c6d8570c6089192acd
Author: riknoll <>
Date:   2016-01-28T02:03:33Z

    CB-10332: Minor fixes to Android Guide


> Improve Android Guide
> ---------------------
>                 Key: CB-10332
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Docs
>            Reporter: Raghav
>            Assignee: Richard B Knoll
>              Labels: Docs-6.x
> We did a document scrub and found the following issues. Please feel free to correct other
things as well.
> - Android Platform Guide
> -- Install Cordova Shell tools is out of date
> -- Environment variable instructions for Windows are out of date
> -- Emulator section can just point to
> -- Lots of duplicated content for create/build/deploy from CLI page
> -- Page keeps switching between CLI and platform-centric workflow
> - Android Shell Tool Guide
> -- Second paragraph is out of date
> -- Create/build/run/logging/clean should be clear that this is the platform-centric workflow.
Also duplicated in Android Platform guide
> -- Platform-centric workflow should probably just get its own explicit page
> -- Signing an app doesn't actually say how to sign an app. Gives arguments for some mystery
> --- Does this belong in our docs? We might just mention it and point to Google's app
signing instructions
> - Android WebViews
> -- Needs investigation if this is still supported.
> --- Step 1 is wrong (should be getting cordova-android by cloning or from npm)
> --- Step 3 needs to have instructions for adding jars to gradle
> --- Step 5 is out of date. CordovaActivity does not implement CordovaInterface... Think
they should be extending/modifying CordovaActivity. Needs investigation
> --- Step 6 does not appear to be camera plugin specific
> --- Step 7 example is useless, it needs to be fleshed out
> - Android plugins
> -- Should be moved to plugin developer docs
> -- Need a reference for the classes that plugins have access to
> --- CordovaWebView, CallbackContext, CordovaPlugin, etc.
> --- Most already have javadoc
> -- Android Integration should be renamed and link to the Android classes it's talking
> -- Debugging Android plugins is out of date (mentions Eclipse and jars) and should probably
be fleshed out a bit
> - Android Configuration
> -- Should be a reference
> - Upgrading Android
> -- Ends at 4.0.0 (current is 4.1.1, soon to be 5.0.0)
> -- Needs to be reorganized in some way
> --- The instructions seem to be pretty much the same for versions 1.6.0 +
> -- Goes back to the phonegap days! Should probably only include Cordova versions (1.5.0
> -- Upgrade to 1.8.0 from 1.7.0 repeated twice
> -- Upgrade to 1.8.0 from 1.8.0 is a typo
> General guidelines:
> - While giving examples, keep them short. Do not repeat for all plugins/platforms.
> - Remove all references to cordova plugin registry.
> - Remove Tizen references. The platform is deprecated (
> - Keep information up to date for the platforms, CLI and plugins

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