Meteor 0.9.2-rc1 is fun to play with, Cordova support functional

Last night I started playing with `meteor –release 0.9.2-rc1` which you can read about and play with too; check it out here:
https://meteor.hackpad.com/Getting-Started-With-Cordova-Z5n6zkVB1xq

It’s wonderful!

The local development and hot-code-push is a great improvement over any other solution I’ve been using. Builds were painless (mostly).

Most of my stumbling points were due to 9x, not the new Cordova stuff.

A few interesting details…

Cordova gets built here:

$ ll -a .meteor/local/cordova-build
drwxr-xr-x+  8 admin  wheel   272B Sep  9 16:37 .
drwxr-xr-x+  6 admin  wheel   204B Sep  9 17:14 ..
-rw-r--r--+  1 admin  wheel   488B Sep  9 10:14 config.xml
drwxr-xr-x+  3 admin  wheel   102B Sep  9 10:14 hooks
drwxr-xr-x+  2 admin  wheel    68B Sep  9 10:14 local-plugins
drwxr-xr-x+  4 admin  wheel   136B Sep  9 16:37 platforms
drwxr-xr-x+ 11 admin  wheel   374B Sep  9 16:37 plugins
drwxr-xr-x+ 13 admin  wheel   442B Sep  9 16:37 www

$ ll -a .meteor/local/cordova-build/platforms
drwxr-xr-x+  4 admin  wheel   136B Sep  9 16:37 .
drwxr-xr-x+  8 admin  wheel   272B Sep  9 16:37 ..
drwxr-xr-x+ 18 admin  wheel   612B Sep  9 16:38 android
drwxr-xr-x+ 10 admin  wheel   340B Sep  9 16:38 ios

So far, nothing easy in regards to configuring Cordova, but I’d guess we can edit the config.xml files… I’d love to see an app icon builder package sometime…

  • point it at a source and it renders all sizes
  • or it allows you to specify versions for every size
  • it would recreate the XML config needed for all icons and rename them as needed

Plugins FTW

Installing Cordova plugins probably *should* be done via Meteor Packages, because it’s an awesome approach.

Here is my first attempt:
https://github.com/zeroasterisk/meteor-cordova-geolocation-background

Currently I’m working on integration and configuration code (porting from a non-package code over the next few days), but the Cordova build system seems to have correctly found and installed the right plugins for me:

$ ll -a .meteor/local/cordova-build/plugins
total 32
drwxr-xr-x+ 11 admin  wheel   374B Sep  9 16:37 .
drwxr-xr-x+  8 admin  wheel   272B Sep  9 16:37 ..
-rw-r--r--+  1 admin  wheel   4.7K Sep  9 16:37 android.json
drwxr-xr-x+  8 admin  wheel   272B Sep  9 16:37 com.romainstrock.cordova.background-geolocation
-rw-r--r--+  1 admin  wheel   4.6K Sep  9 16:38 ios.json
drwxr-xr-x+ 13 admin  wheel   442B Sep  9 16:37 org.apache.cordova.console
drwxr-xr-x+ 14 admin  wheel   476B Sep  9 16:37 org.apache.cordova.device
drwxr-xr-x+ 14 admin  wheel   476B Sep  9 16:37 org.apache.cordova.file
drwxr-xr-x+ 13 admin  wheel   442B Sep  9 16:37 org.apache.cordova.file-transfer
drwxr-xr-x+ 13 admin  wheel   442B Sep  9 16:37 org.apache.cordova.geolocation
drwxr-xr-x+ 13 admin  wheel   442B Sep  9 16:37 org.apache.cordova.statusbar

I expect to see a lot of new Meteor Cordova plugins soon.

It’s a brave new world.

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