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Cordova Face To Face Meeting

  • Status: Completed

| | --- | --- | --- Date | 14 & 15 October, 2015 Location | Building 33, 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA, USA 98052 (Room Name - Rainier) Streaming | Working on a link


Day 1: October 14, 2015

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

Day2: October 15, 2015

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

Day One Topics

Cordova Community Processes & Engineering System

Topic Attendee
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 debt Nikhil
Cordova Workflow for Contributors (How do I debug a platform/plugin issue?) Joe, Carlos

Plugin Ecosystem

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

CI & Testing (1 hour)

Topic Attendee
Current state of CI and testing Everyone, right?
Why aren't we looking at the CI? Everyone, yes.
Future steps for our CI Software Everyone.
Future steps for our CI Hardware Everyone.
Future steps for testing Everyone, definitely.

Day Two Topics

Start with Demos


Downstream Tooling ideas

Topic Attendee
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 Installation Omar Mefire

Documenation (1 hour)

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

Hybrid Apps & Native Development

Topic Attendee
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


Topic Attendee
Supporting multiple web views (e.g. for native navigation + web content scenarios)
2 Modes, Production vs. Dev to support ES6, Typescript, www-dist Carlos
A new inAppBrowser for iOS based on SafariViewController Carlos
Cordova Desktop Browser - Electron JS + Emulation/Ripple Carlos
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?