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From Roland Avelino <lanavel...@yahoo.com.ph>
Subject Re: platform 'errgen'
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 02:10:08 GMT
>
> So, although `errgen` can work on a desktop, the goal of the `errgen`
> platform is NOT that it is `Cordova for the desktop`; that's something
> else. This would just be something you could happen to use on a desktop.
>  It would obviously also work on a mobile device.
>

I might have misunderstood the purpose of the port in the grand sense.
Anyway, it is a good idea for instrumentation and tooling then. :)

Regards.

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:54 AM, Patrick Mueller <pmuellr@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:19, Roland Avelino <lanavelino@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > This is what I would like to see as well with PhoneGap in the future, to
> > support the desktop platform as a form of a mobile platform since there
> > still exists a large number of devices in the netbook/ultrabook form.
> >
>
> So, although `errgen` can work on a desktop, the goal of the `errgen`
> platform is NOT that it is `Cordova for the desktop`; that's something
> else. This would just be something you could happen to use on a desktop.
>  It would obviously also work on a mobile device.
>
>
> > Does Cordova really need to remove the native-ness functionality and opt
> > for the framework to _just_ work in a desktop browser? Perhaps, we could
> > support/opt to utilise HTML5 features like Geolocation/Storage (which
> > already exists in Cordova). But, how will we support browsers that do not
> > provide the HTML5 features, through poly-fills?
> >
>
> Is there a future for Cordova to support the Desktop platform with most of
> > it's Mobile _native_ features supported, e.g., Geolocation, Storage,
> etc.?
> >
>
> I guess I sort of see that there are many possibilities for `platforms`
> here, all specialized to do different things.  It wasn't really my
> intention to build a Cordova platform that ONLY EVER GENERATED ERRORS.  It
> was just a tactical decision to make the implementation easy.  But after I
> did it, I happened to think - "Ya know, it might actually be useful to test
> your app on a 'platform' that only ever generated errors".
>
> Having 'Desktop' versions of Cordova clearly make sense to someone, since
> some of that work was done back in the "old PhoneGap days".  I don't think
> the "use native versions of accelerometer/geo/etc" is really any different
> here than on the mobile platforms though - of course, for production, you
> want to use the native versions as much as possible and not even have
> Cordova code in the code path.
>
> --
> Patrick Mueller
> http://muellerware.org
>

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