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From "Olivier Louvignes (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (CB-1156) Android app creation is broken in several ways!
Date Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:45:33 GMT

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Olivier Louvignes edited comment on CB-1156 at 7/30/12 12:43 PM:
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I was referring to the command script as it was a pain to execute (was broken on OSX) &
import (does not have a correct name provided & use the package name instead that would
require to refactor the name), it would not build at all (had some errors in the manifest),
was missing (at the time) a proper fix for 4.0 rotation, did not provide any idea on how to
setup a splashscreen. That was the kind of pain I was referring to, using the cli command
(not from scrash from Eclipse). It just took me around 1H to make it work while it was instant
on iOS. That was why I was a bit disappointed, anyway if a-hour search/work before starting
to hack is easy enough to you. I won't fight it! I guess I might have special needs (splashScreen
& readable code) that does not apply to anyone out there. I'll keep these changes in my
fork.

I think the Facebook android app is using a splashScreen, and I guess it is more widely used
than Wikipedia.

Thank you for your time. You can close this.

                
      was (Author: mgcrea):
    I was referring to the command script as it was a pain to execute (was broken on OSX)
& import (does not have a correct name provided & use the package name instead that
would require to refactor the name), it would not build at all (had some errors in the manifest),
was missing (at the time) a proper fix for 4.0 rotation, did not provide any idea on how to
setup a splashscreen. That was the kind of pain I was referring to, using the cli command
(not from scrash from Eclipse). It just took me around 1H to make it work while it was instant
on iOS. That was why I was a bit disappointed, anyway if a-hour search/work before starting
to hack is easy enough to you. I won't fight it! I guess I might have special needs (splashScreen
& readable code) that does not apply to anyone out there. I'll keep these changes in my
fork.

Thank you for your time. You can close this.

                  
> Android app creation is broken in several ways!
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-1156
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-1156
>             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 :
> - https://github.com/mgcrea/incubator-cordova-android/commits/patches-create
> 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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