cordova-create breakout Proposal

status - In Progress


Continuing the trend of breaking up cordova-lib into smaller modules, I'd like to see us break out cordova-create.

cordova-create handles creating a cordova compatible project. It also handles templates.

This module would allow third party tools to not have to depend on cordova and/or cordova-lib to create cordova style projects. Some third party tools already have their own implementations to create a cordova style project that may differ from cordova's implementation which can cause problems.

With cordova-create, we also get the benefits of having a smaller module that is easier to maintain and test.


Break out cordova-create into its own module and publish it to npm. It will live in the cordova-lib repo. cordova-create will be a dependency of cordova-lib and used when creating a cordova project.

We already have a implentation ready for review at This will have to be moved into cordova-lib's repo if this proposal is approved.