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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-11117) Preparing platforms should skip copying files which haven't changed
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:30:25 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on CB-11117:

Github user jasongin commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: cordova-common/src/FileUpdater.js ---
    @@ -0,0 +1,389 @@
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    +"use strict";
    +var fs = require("fs");
    +var path = require("path");
    +var shell = require("shelljs");
    +var minimatch = require("minimatch");
    + * Updates a target file or directory with a source file or directory. (Directory updates
    + * not recursive.) Stats for target and source items must be passed in. This is an internal
    + * helper function used by other methods in this module.
    + *
    + * @param {string|null} rootDir Root directory (such as a project) to which target and
    --- End diff --
    According to [,](,)
the syntax for a nullable parameter is {?type}, which is distinct from an optional parameter.
    In reply to: [60448617](
[](ancestors = 60448617,60384873)

> Preparing platforms should skip copying files which haven't changed
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-11117
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Android, iOS, Windows
>            Reporter: Jason Ginchereau
>            Assignee: Jason Ginchereau
> Many cordova CLI commands include a "prepare" operation, including 'cordova build', 'cordova
run', 'cordova plugin add', and more. Every time each of those commands runs, the target platform
is "prepared", which involves copying all files from the [<project>/www, <project>/platforms/<platform>/platform_www,
<project>/merges/<platform>] to the platform's target www folder, as well as copying
a bunch of icons and splash screens to platform-specific locations.
> For the very first prepare of a platform, all that file copying is necessary. But most
of the time after that most of the files being copied have not changed and therefore don't
really need to be copied again. So the typical developer inner loop (edit a few source files,
build and run the app, repeat) is a lot slower than it could be for a Cordova project, especially
one that includes a significant number of source files or resources.
> Instead, Cordova should be smart enough to skip copying of files that haven't changed,
based on their last-modified timestamp. (But also there should still be a way to force a clean/full/non-incremental
build if desired.)

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