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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: Time to own the camera?
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:33:21 GMT
I wish we could blame the carriers on this one but we can't. It is a
architecture issue with the Android OS itself. A lot of these ideas
made more sense when phones didn't have 8MP or 12MP cameras.

Simon Mac Donald

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
> argh +1
> should be a f/oss license that lets anyone modify code 'cept carriers
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
>> We should probably add this to the Road Map, since it'll be a
>> substantial change.
>> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Lorin Beer <> wrote:
>>> We own the camera on other platforms, and the functionality it offers is pretty
core to cordova usage. With the issues being reported, I think it makes sense to bring it
back in.
>>> - Lorin Beer
>>> On 2012-09-20, at 11:52 AM, Simon MacDonald <>
>>>> Yeah, I think it is time. I just responded to the guy who opened the
>>>> ticket on JIRA saying roughly the same thing. Also, I've been dealing
>>>> with some internal guys for the past 24 hours on camera problems so I
>>>> really think it would be less of a pain in the ass to bring the camera
>>>> internal to Cordova.
>>>> I'm willing to take a first pass at it starting tomorrow.
>>>> Simon Mac Donald
>>>> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
>>>>> Hey
>>>>> We're getting a lot of people complaining about the camera crashing
>>>>> and the lifecycle issues.  Now, I've tried using the built in
>>>>> WebView.restoreState methods, and all I have gotten is a crashing
>>>>> application, so I'm thinking that it might be time that we owned the
>>>>> camera again.   I'm willing to do the work on this one, but I want to
>>>>> know if people think this is a good idea, or whether we should just
>>>>> shunt this to plugin developers again and hope they don't abandon it.
>>>>> Any thoughts?
>>>>> Joe

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