Cordova Face To Face Meeting

  • Status: Completed


Day 1: October 14, 2015

08:00 - 10:00Optional Breakfast and Networking
10:30 - 11:00Introductions, State of the Union (@Shaz)
11:00 - 12:00Cordova Round Table (discuss broadly applicable topics like roadmap, processes, etc)
12:00 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 4:00Smaller workgroups - to discuss specific topcs
4:00 - 5:00Getting back together, discuss results from breakouts
5:00End time (and head to bar for beer)

Day2: October 15, 2015

9:00 - 10:00Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00Cordova Ecosystem Show and tell - presentations on how Cordova is used in tools or projects.
12:00 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 4:00Smaller workgroups - to discuss specific topcs
4:00 - 5:00Getting back together, discuss results from breakouts
5:00End of sessions, recap

Day One Topics

Cordova Community Processes & Engineering System

Cordova Security Process and Procedures - (Discussion on timelines, mostly for PMC/Committers)Joe, Carlos
JIRA triage - Who's responsible & accountable - Stategies for dealing with Bug/Quality debtNikhil
Cordova Workflow for Contributors (How do I debug a platform/plugin issue?)Joe, Carlos

Plugin Ecosystem

How to influence quality improvements for Cordova plugins?
Cocoapods as dependencies in plugin.xml same way as gradleCarlos
Versioning Hell (TACO Kits?) - Which plugin works with which platform? How should I upgrade my Cordova project?Nikhil & Carlos
CPR end of life discussionSteve

CI & Testing (1 hour)

Current state of CI and testingEveryone, right?
Why aren't we looking at the CI?Everyone, yes.
Future steps for our CI SoftwareEveryone.
Future steps for our CI HardwareEveryone.
Future steps for testingEveryone, definitely.

Day Two Topics

Start with Demos


Downstream Tooling ideas

Tension between innovation vs. being part of an ecosystem
What belongs in Cordova and what should be left to downstream tools?
What do integrators need from Cordova?
PlatformApi refactoring
Standardized logging and error/progress reporting
Plugin dependencies InstallationOmar Mefire

Documenation (1 hour)

Docs/Communication (Where do we need to focus first?) | Nikhil

Hybrid Apps & Native Development

What can we learn from the React Native plugin API? NativeScript API?Parashu
What is needed to allow customizing native (Xcode/Gradle/...) projects when using the CLI?Martin
Can we share tools or plugins with React Native?Parashu & Martin
Allow per-platform ids?Martin


Supporting multiple web views (e.g. for native navigation + web content scenarios)
2 Modes, Production vs. Dev to support ES6, Typescript, www-distCarlos
A new inAppBrowser for iOS based on SafariViewControllerCarlos
Cordova Desktop Browser - Electron JS + Emulation/RippleCarlos
3rd Party npm dependencies & checked into Cordova git (legal, screaning, maintaining)Carlos


  • How can we improve the development experience?
    • What can we learn from the React Native developer experience?
      • Replacing ‘white screen of death’ with an error reporting screen
      • Adding a development/debugger menu
    • How can we make platform installation easier?
      • Improve requirements checking and error messages
      • Install SDKs with one command (TACO)
  • Platform-specific topics
    • (windows) why is windows icon list so limited? should it be possible to specify more?
    • (windows) Any options for HTML5 debugging for Windows 10 devices?
    • (windows) security related to windows preview apps - how to allow dyanmic content to access plugin APIs?
    • (web-os) web-os setup broken, document and discuss)
    • (iOS) wkwebview - recap of current approach, is it iOS 9 only?
    • (android) annoyance/issue - appending of architecture digit problem?