Contributing to Apache Cordova

Anyone can contribute to Cordova. And we need your contributions.

There are multiple ways to contribute: report bugs, improve the docs, and contribute code.

For instructions on this, start with the contribution overview.

The details are explained there, but the important items are:

  • Sign and submit an Apache ICLA (Contributor License Agreement).
  • Have a Jira issue open that corresponds to your contribution.
  • Run the tests so your patch doesn't break existing functionality.

We look forward to your contributions!

The notes on Commit Workflow can be helpful even if you are not a committer.

Running plugin tests

git clone
  • edit cordova-plugin-test-framework/www/assets/index.html and add the following line
<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src 'self' data: gap: 'unsafe-eval'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; media-src *">
  • create test project
cordova create plugintest
cd plugintest
cordova platform add android
cordova plugin add ../cordova-plugin-inappbrowser
cordova plugin add ../cordova-plugin-inappbrowser/tests
cordova plugin add ../cordova-plugin-test-framework
  • edit config.xml and replace <content src="index.html" /> with <content src="cdvtests/index.html" />
  • run application
cordova run