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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-11022) Adding plugins prepares platforms, which is redundant and slow
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:24:25 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on CB-11022:

GitHub user vladimir-kotikov opened a pull request:

    CB-11022 Duplicate www files to both destinations on plugin add/rm

    This is a supplementary PR for which removes
requirement for running prepare to copy plugin's files to `www` dir.

You can merge this pull request into a Git repository by running:

    $ git pull CB-11022

Alternatively you can review and apply these changes as the patch at:

To close this pull request, make a commit to your master/trunk branch
with (at least) the following in the commit message:

    This closes #289
commit 6e1f9e9a720f9746fa4563b0debab1311b0e13b6
Author: Vladimir Kotikov <>
Date:   2016-04-07T10:24:41Z

    CB-11022 Duplicate www files to both destinations on plugin operations


> Adding plugins prepares platforms, which is redundant and slow
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-11022
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: CordovaLib
>            Reporter: Jason Ginchereau
>            Assignee: Vladimir Kotikov
> For CB-9617, a change was made to automatically do a 'cordova prepare' operation after
adding every plugin. As part of the prepare, all the files from the project's www directory
are re-copied into the platform_www directory. For a large project with lots of source files,
images, and other resources, this copy operation is potentially time-consuming. And it is
redundant and unnecessary when adding a plugin, because those files do not need to be changed
when adding a plugin.
> For a large project with many plugins, this slow redundant operation is repeated for
every plugin, making the first-time build (installing all the plugins) take a very long time.
As an extreme case, a customer reported their large project (35 plugins, ~150 MB in www) takes
about 2 hours to build the first time. Most of that time is spent repeatedly preparing the
platforms after adding each plugin. The log line that appears to be slow says it is "Generating
config.xml from defaults for platform <platform>", but what it is actually doing is
redundantly copying lots of files from www.
> This issue can also be observed at a smaller scale when building the Cordova mobilespec
project, which contains tests for all the core plugins. 

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