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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: Question about the roadmap for deprecations in iOS (plugin related)
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2012 23:44:36 GMT

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Shazron <> wrote:
> Thanks Tommy,
> On iOS - I'm afraid with all the renaming to Cordova - it will break
> again with 1.5. I'll add an issue for a Plugin Upgrade Guide, with an
> existing plugin (ChildBrowser is a good candidate) as an example. With
> 1.5 all the deprecations you see in 1.4 are removed.
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Tommy Williams <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was whipping up a plugin a couple days ago for iOS that needed to push a modal
view controller much like ChildBrowser does:
>> presentModalViewController:animated:
>> I looked at how ChildBrowser managed this from within a plugin and tried implementing
it in my plugin, but got a great many warnings about deprecations. I looked into it and these
are the deprecations that were part of the changes made to support using PhoneGap/Cordova
as a component in 1.4.x. I imagine the widely used ChildBrowser will also be affected.
>> the ticket at mentions upgrade docs
are planned, but they seemed to be more about upgrading projects ("create a new project",
yadda yadda) more so than upgrading from a plugin standpoint.
>> tl;dr version:
>> Is there a plan for a guide on upgrading plugins that rely on PhoneGapViewController
or [super appController] etc?
>> To be honest, I would be just as happy with someone updating ChildBrowser so I can
mooch off that work, but it would be nice for plugin devs to have a bit more documentation.
Plugins break with new releases quite frequently causing issues for the devs as well as implementers
of the plugins.
>> Just for the record, I am not just complaining, I am also putting my hand up for
that documentation if I can help.
>> --
>> Tommy-Carlos Williams

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