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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 12:27:33 GMT


Olivier Louvignes commented on CB-1156:

Yes, using "Mountain Lion" $OSTYPE = 'darwin11' does not match & no replace is ever made.
The whole point of Cordova is to have a unified experienced for our smartphones. iOS has a
splashScreen bundled in. So in my opinion, Android should too.
Many devs will start building their app with iOS & then port them to Android. In that
case, you have a 100% chance of looking for it - and thus wasting a lot of time.

There is a pending pull request addressing most of theses issues :

But it looks like no one is ever reviewing theses pull requests (most of them have 0 comments...),
that's sad as it discourages devs to contribute. 
> 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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