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From "Sergey Grebnov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CB-6481) Add unified hooks support for cordova app and plugins
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:07:24 GMT


Sergey Grebnov updated CB-6481:

    Summary: Add unified hooks support for cordova app and plugins  (was: Add plugin level
hooks support)

> Add unified hooks support for cordova app and plugins
> -----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-6481
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: CLI, Plugman
>            Reporter: Sergey Grebnov
>            Assignee: Sergey Grebnov
> As per "Proposal: hooks support for plugins" dev mail thread discussion
> Hi, I have an idea how we can add more flexibility to plugin developers.
> Note, right now we have Application Developers – someone who use Cordova for developing
applications and Plugin Developers – someone who creates plugins so that Application Developers
can use them. For Application Developers we expose  hooks so that they can customize their
build/package/etc process. I want us to provide similar sort of flexibility to Plugin Developers
so that they can go beyond of <source/>, <framework/>  tags and get mechanism
to add custom installation,  build logic required by a plugin. Example usage will include:
downloading/compiling additional binaries, marking source file to be copied to output dir,
changing target build platform,  etc. At present time the steps described could be only achieved
by hooks manually added by Application Developer, but the right way is to allow Plugin Developer
to expose this as part of plugin definition.
> Example configuration could look like
> ```
> <script type="postinstall" src="scripts/postinstall.js" />
> <script type="preinstall" src="scripts/preinstall.js" />
> <script type="install" src="scripts/install.js" />
> ```
> beforeinstall/preinstall – run before plugin is installed
> install/postinstall/afterinstall – run after plugin is installed
> uninstall – run after plugin is uninstalled

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