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From Drew Walters <deedu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cordova and config.xml
Date Tue, 29 May 2012 18:50:31 GMT
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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