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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: Pluginization FTW
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:36:25 GMT
Love this.

What is the refactor of the bridge out of exec, exactly?

On 4/26/12 12:26 PM, "Gord Tanner" <> wrote:

>I would imagine plugins should be able to use the builder code cordova.js
>uses to augment or extend namespaces in the dom:
>We do need to clean this API up a bit before exposing it to the masses,
>it would be neat if a plugin module could use this to drop objects into
>var objects = { foo: { path: "myplugin/foo"};
>var builder = cordova.require('cordova/builder');
>An awesome approach for plugin's would be to not to provide a platform,
>more of a collection of tools (a la unix) that would make it easy for them
>to develop.
>- cordova.require and cordova.define (they can package themselves as a
>module and gateway to use our modules)
>- cordova/exec (would be nice to finally refactor out the cordova/bridge
>- cordova/utils (toolbox stuff)
>- cordova/builder (better API needed for building up dom namespaces, not
>required but there to use)
>On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 5:29 AM, Drew Walters <>
>> > I would agree that it shouldn't be "necessary" for the addPlugin API
>> > (more like addNamespace), however it was nice to have during my
>> > development.  If you look at the addPlugin API you'll notice it waits
>> > until DOMContentLoaded is fired so that the native browser globals
>> > don't overwrite the plugin.  It then calls a modified builder module
>> > which handles overriding/merging in the various properties of the
>> > plugin.
>> Seems like a docs issue more of an API surface issue to me.
>> > Without addPlugin/mergePlugin there will certainly be repetition of
>> > code and greater potential for plugins to unintentionally override
>> > namespace of other plugins.
>> could add those to util
>Gord Tanner
>Senior Developer / Code Poet
>tinyHippos Inc.

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