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From "Olivier Louvignes (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-1156) Android app creation is broken in several ways!
Date Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:29:33 GMT


Olivier Louvignes commented on CB-1156:

About the splashScreen, to me you should decide whether it should be bundled or not, but once
the call has been made, just unify every platform as it is the core promise of Cordova. Also,
it is way more easy to comment one-line out that to search the whole web on what&how to
add to make it work.

I was referring to targetSdkVersion, since the cli auto-build against the best sdk available,
I think it should be added.

About the indenting, for instance the manifest, where it is not indented the same way through
the file... Just like to keep things clean & readable, does not cost much.

I don't really understand the point of "the team is not using Eclipse" as it is the default
editor for Android, every example in the docs uses Eclipses screenshots, the getting started
guide ask to install Eclipse... ! Today it is painful to add a project to Eclipse because
of these missing files.

You should just understand that setting up an Eclipse project is really hard today for us
foreigners (following the guides & installing Eclipse guys). Just thought it was important
and a really easy fix that can save several hours of work for newcomers.

And for the echo stuff, what would be the benefit of not echo'ing stuff as it helps understanding
the code (comments) & debug it...?

Well noted Joe for the github state.

> Android app creation is broken in several ways!
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-1156
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Android
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
>            Reporter: Olivier Louvignes
>            Assignee: Anis Kadri
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: android
> The experience of starting a new Android app is just really bad.
> When we use the bin/create script there is a lot of things missing :
> -> SplashScreen?!
> I just can't understand why this is lacking. It is an obvious need & everyone has
to waste time figuring out how to make it work by themselves
> -> MacOSX is broken
> Either using latest Lion or any version with Macports + GNUTools (replacing deprecated
versions bundled with OSX for licensing issues - common for most developers).
> -> The XML is missing required keys (targetSDKpath) & having invalid stuff inside
it (xLargeScreen).
> -> Most files are badly indented. Does not respect the Google guidelines for JAVA.
> I've done most of the fixing myself:
> You can find this (work in progress) there :
> -
> I'm quite disappointed on how you release a 2.0 without taking the hour needed to clean
this mess. Instead a few hundred people will encounter the same issues & have a bad idea
on Cordova/Phonegap.

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