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From "Philipp Kursawe (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-11965) Remove WinJS dependency
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:56:00 GMT


Philipp Kursawe commented on CB-11965:

Like Win10 Desktop? WinJS in general is dead. It's only barely maintained. What a waste of
resources in the end :(

But MS has no intention to further develop any of this in the JS space. They fully concentrate
on C#/Xamarin. They pretty much abandoned JS as a first class Windows app citizen.

For what Cordova does here with the help of WinJS could already back then done with plain
WinRT. So if by Win10 you mean Windows UWP apps then you could leave it as it is, it still
works. Or, as this issue intended remove WinJS and go with plain WinRT. After all there are
not a lot of life-cycle events Cordova needs to handle. But maybe you can clarify your question

> Remove WinJS dependency
> -----------------------
>                 Key: CB-11965
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: cordova-windows
>            Reporter: Philipp Kursawe
>            Priority: Minor
> As far as I can see cordova uses WinJS only for managing life-cycle events, which can
be easily handled without WinJS using native WinRT.
> I propose to get rid of the (discontinued) WinJS library dependency to reduce package
deploy size and runtime overhead.

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