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From Gord Tanner <g...@tinyhippos.com>
Subject Re: Cordova and config.xml
Date Tue, 29 May 2012 18:55:34 GMT
Also we have npm's package.json as a manifest "standard" as well:
http://npmjs.org/doc/json.html



On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Drew Walters <deedubbu@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was curious of the compatibility between Mozilla's App Manifest and
> Google's Chrome Store Manifest. Found this handy comparison table
> which I thought others might find useful:
>
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Apps/ManfiestFormatComparison
>
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Michael Brooks
> <michael@michaelbrooks.ca> wrote:
> > @Fil thanks for pointing out the Mozilla's App Manfiest!
> >
> > @Ken I think prudent that Apache Cordova listen to BlackBerry's
> experience
> > with the widget spec. We're both using it in similar ways and Apache
> > Cordova will likely hit the same areas for customization. Ken, can you
> > elaborate on how BB10 will be deviating even further? Is there a link out
> > there?
> >
> > Regardless of what we choose, we don't want to invent our own app
> manifest
> > "standard" and so it's worth reviewing the two that are out there. Below
> > are the spec links.
> >
> > W3C Configuration Document (config.xml):
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets/#configuration-document
> >
> > BlackBerry WebWorks config.xml:
> >
> https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/ww_developing/working_with_config_xml_file_1866970_11.html
> >
> > Mozilla App Manifest:
> > https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Apps/Manifest
> >
> > Michael
> >
> > On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Ken Wallis <kwallis@rim.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Laurent and I were just chatting about this.  Certainly feel that we
> >> should have a common shared format for application metadata.  Default
> >> option would be to look at the W3C widget spec which we all are or
> already
> >> have done in RIM's case. ;)
> >>
> >> That said, you know that we have gone past the spec already, and with
> BB10
> >> we will have to go even farther down the custom namespace route.  We
> (RIM)
> >> may need to actively diverge on some concepts that might have Widget
> >> equivalents but just don't map properly (Not sure yet, but starting to
> get
> >> a feeling...)  I would suspect that Cordova will need custom elements as
> >> well.
> >>
> >> Do we ask the question then, is this still the right choice, use widget
> >> spec as a basis and expand where needed?  Use it as inspiration, but
> not be
> >> beholden to it?  Something completely custom, or aligned with other
> >> initiatives like Mozilla?
> >>
> >> Lots of questions... ;)
> >> --
> >>
> >> Ken Wallis
> >>
> >> Product Manager – BlackBerry WebWorks
> >>
> >> Research In Motion
> >>
> >> (905) 629-4746 x14369
> >>
> >> ________________________________________
> >> From: Filip Maj [fil@adobe.com]
> >> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:02 PM
> >> To: callback-dev@incubator.apache.org
> >> Subject: Re: Cordova and config.xml
> >>
> >> Just want to point out too that mozilla has/is working on their
> equivalent
> >> of config.xml
> >>
> >> https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Apps/Manifest
> >>
> >>
> >> JSON! :r
> >>
> >> On 5/29/12 10:57 AM, "Shazron" <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >I concur - we had this discussion sometime ago but with respect to the
> >> >whitelist, and eventually decided to support access tags in config.xml
> to
> >> >consolidate all the platforms. We didn't have a plan then on when to
> >> >include this feature. Not seeing it in the Roadmap though pre-2.0 or
> even
> >> >for 2.0: http://wiki.apache.org/cordova/RoadmapProjects
> >> >
> >> >On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Michael Brooks
> >> ><michael@michaelbrooks.ca>wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> From my understanding, yes.
> >> >>
> >> >> PhoneGap Build currently uses it (not as extensively as BB) to
> describe
> >> >>the
> >> >> app's metadata and configuration (access, permissions, etc).
> >> >>
> >> >> My understanding is that as we build out the CLI for Apache Cordova,
> >> >>then
> >> >> config.xml support will be added.
> >> >>
> >> >> Michael
> >> >>
> >> >> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Gord Tanner <gtanner@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Hey,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I am wondering if cordova is going to continue aligning to the
W3C
> >> >> > config.xml?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Unless I am mistaken it looks like BlackBerry and PlayBook are
the
> >> >>only
> >> >> > platforms that are currently using it.  Is there plans to use
> >> >>config.xml
> >> >> > more cross platform?
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >>
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Gord Tanner
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tinyHippos Inc.
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