When using the Cordova APIs, an app can be built without any native code (Java, Objective-C, etc) from the app developer. Instead, web technologies are used, and they are hosted in the app itself locally (generally not on a remote http server).
Apps using Cordova are still packaged as apps using the platform SDKs, and can be made available for installation from each device's app store.
Apache Cordova graduated in October 2012 as a top level project within the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Through the ASF, future Cordova development will ensure open stewardship of the project. It will always remain free and open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
Some additional information may be found on our Apache project page.
An updated version of
cordova-lib are available starting today.
To update your tools:
npm install -g cordova
These contain only one minor function change, which is related to the recent release of Cordova Android 3.5.1. Before today’s update, when adding the Android platform to a project, by default it would use version 3.5.0 of Cordova Android. In order to get the latest 3.5.1 of Cordova Android, you would need to manually specify the 3.5.1 version number on the
platform add command. Today’s update changes the default version of Cordova Android used when adding the Android platform to a project, so that you no longer need to manually specify the 3.5.1 version number to get the 3.5.1 version. You’ll now get 3.5.1 by default.
The following plugins were updated today:
Notable changes include:
The plugins have been updated on our registry at plugins.cordova.io.
You can update any plugin by removing it, and then readding it. E.g. To update your file plugin:
cordova plugin rm org.apache.cordova.file cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.file
Other changes include:
On Monday, we released Cordova Android 3.5.1, to address a couple of security issues. Afterwards, talking with the original researchers, we realized that the text of the security announcement that went out wasn’t quite right, so we’ve amended it.
You can read the amended blog post here.
Contributors are welcome! And we need your contributions to keep the project moving forward. You can report bugs, improve the documentation, or contribute code.
To share your contributions with the community, you can send a pull request on GitHub to the Apache git mirrors. You can also advocate for your changes directly on our developer mailing list.
In order for your changes to be accepted, you need to sign and submit an Apache ICLA (Individual Contributor License Agreement). Then your name will appear on the list of CLAs signed by non-committers or Cordova committers.
And don't forget to test and document your code.
Each component of Apache Cordova is in a separate git repository:
Dev mailing list is a place for discussion about developing Apache Cordova.
If you are a Cordova user looking for help, use the cordova tag on Stack Overflow.
Commits mailing list tracks commit logs for Apache Cordova repos.
Issues mailing list tracks comments and updates to Jira items regarding Apache Cordova.
It is recommended that the cordova CLI be installed from npm rather than downloading this .zip version. For more information on installing the npm version see the Command-Line Interface section of the documentation.
You can find our release zips with corresponding OpenPGPkeys, MD5 and SHA files on the Apache Cordova dist page.
Our artwork is also available.
Older versions can be downloaded from the archive.