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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: Update on iOS ARC conversion
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:23:05 GMT
I had a look through your diff. It's nice to see all the
retain/release/autoreleases gone, but a bit scary at the same time :P. I
think you're probably fine to delete the commented out parts, and it will
probably make the diff even easier to read (fewer lines in the diff that

Just from the limited work I've done on FileTransfer, I know that the
mobile-spec tests (automated ones) for it give pretty good coverage.

Agree that it'd be good to get this in soon so we can maximize testing on

Good call on leaving JSONKit as-is.


On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Shazron <> wrote:

> Thanks Becky!
> I would start with ChildBrowser and then choose any other ones by last
> modified and medium complex
> (eg
> BarcodeScanner, NavigationBar).
> I'll look at this tomorrow and let you know. I'm looking at Fil's
> branch for today
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Becky Gibson <>
> wrote:
> > I think I have the ARC conversion completed.   I can pass all mobile-spec
> > automated tests on my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 - both running 5.1.1. The
> > mobile-spec manual tests work, also.  I've also done some testing with my
> > own files.   There is still some cleanup needed as I commented many
> things
> > rather than removing them so people could at least get some idea of the
> > changes.   Any property that was marked as retain is now strong.   I
> > generally left the default for local vars as strong.  This is because
> since
> > we are still supporting 4.2 we can't use the weak keyword and must use
> > __unsafe__unretained which looks pretty scary in the code (although maybe
> > it is a good idea to be reminded of those pointers that will not get set
> to
> > nil and may dangle).
> >
> > I didn't issue a pull request yet but would appreciate it if anyone has
> > time to give it a look through.  We may want to wait a few more days
> before
> > merging but if we want to get this in for 2.1 we should probably do it by
> > next week.   Also, I should probably update a few plugins to ARC as well
> -
> > any suggestions for which ones?   Also, there are two commits in my
> branch
> > as I forgot to do a --force on one of my updates.  I guess I can fix that
> > with git rebase --i but it isn't one of my favorite commands if there are
> > other methods to squash those together.
> >
> > The CDVUIViewController,  CDVLocalStorage and CDVFileTransfer had lots of
> > changes during the last month that I had to merge so if any additional
> > testing of those would be appreciated.  I don't have very thorough test
> > files for storage and file transfer.  Contacts has the most changes since
> > it has to bridge to the core foundation classes.  I did fairly thorough
> > testing of contacts but it is such a large api it is hard to test
> > everything.    I didn't attempt to transition JSONKit.* to ARC, it has
> > the -fno-objc-arc complier flag set.   I modified the app project
> settings
> > for ARC in addition to the CordovaLib settings.
> >
> >
> > thanks,
> > -becky

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