[Sugar-devel] Meeting with cordova committers

Gonzalo Odiard godiard at sugarlabs.org
Mon Nov 17 03:47:03 EST 2014

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:16 AM, Puneet Kaur <puneet.gkaur at gmail.com> wrote:

> you are right gonzalo, and I had been working on the project on weekend
> and have found a way out by which we don't need cordova to accept our
> changes.. I mean a replica copy of their code with our changes in my github
> repo which can be cloned would also serve the purpose.
> So as you say I would be reviewing the changes that need to be done on the
> sugar side and so that they could be finalized and pushed and rest can be
> cloned from my github repo and tested - then I don't see cordova
> interference anyway :-)
> Once this works we may keep the meeting and acceptance stuff for later
> too. So would try to finalize the sugar stuff asap.
> What's the exact date for feature freeze ? December 1, 2014 ? and I need
> to get my pull request into sugar code by that time right ?
December 3 (http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.104/Roadmap)

> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 6:07 AM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org>
> wrote:
>> I think we need have  our part finished, clean aand tested before we try
>> to push eny code to cordova.
>> I understand they are not really interested in add code to a minor
>> platform like Sugar
>> (if you compare with Android or iOs). Include code is easy but later you
>> need maintain it.
>> I remember I asked you replace implementation details in the plugins,
>> like the use of pygame in the camera by gstreamer. We need fix that and
>> other issues.
>> We can keep cordova-sugar in our repository until is ready to push
>> upstream,
>> and provide a mechanism to install it when needed.
>> Gonzalo
>> On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM, Puneet Kaur <puneet.gkaur at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> In context to the discussion during the feature meeting on thursday, I
>>> would like to write about our meeting with the cordova developers.
>>> I think it is very essential to arrange a meeting between the two
>>> communities because without that it is difficult to make the cordova people
>>> realize the importance of the project and we would face a lot of resistance
>>> from their side regarding the acceptance of our pull requests in the
>>> cordova repo. We would need to publish this repo of ours :
>>> https://github.com/puneetgkaur/cordova-sugar (which is completedly
>>> independent of any sugar code) under the apache license just like we have
>>> for other platforms : https://github.com/apache/cordova-android ,
>>> https://github.com/apache/cordova-ios,
>>> https://github.com/apache/cordova-windows. I hope we have no problem
>>> with that.
>>> Once its made clear to the cordova community regarding the people from
>>> whom they should be expecting the pull request then it would be easier for
>>> them to issue a green signal for the same. At the present I have observed
>>> that the cordova community is not so open regarding committing our changes,
>>> once they are made aware of the fact that they would be receiving the pull
>>> request for this very purpose, then I think they would be more acceptable
>>> to our changes and more welcoming in their responses than now.
>>> I have written a few mails in the community and can also approach the
>>> phonegap committers(same as cordova) through the internal adobe network but
>>> its difficult to make them realize our work unless we arrange a meeting
>>> between the two ends.
>>> I would request Lionel, Walter, Gonzalo and Martin and all other sugar
>>> developers who have an important role to play here to join in the meeting
>>> with the main developers on the phonegap side. I have identified a few
>>> important people in the cordova community namely steven gill , shazron and
>>> lorin beer - who are currently working dedicatedly on the phonegap and
>>> cordova projects. Would be great if we can arrange a meeting with them.
>>> Regards,
>>> Puneet
>> --
>> Gonzalo Odiard
>> SugarLabs - Software for children learning

Gonzalo Odiard

SugarLabs - Software for children learning
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