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Tools Release: January 09, 2015
09 Jan 2015

New versions of cordova tools are now live!

To update your tools:

  • If you have cordova installed:

    npm install -g cordova
  • If you have plugman installed:

    npm install -g plugman

Changes include:

Platform updates

When adding these platforms to your project, the following versions are now used by default. These platform versions were released recently, and the tools' defaults were updated:

  • Cordova Ubuntu 4.0.0
  • Cordova WP8 3.7.1
  • Cordova BlackBerry10 3.7.0


  • ConfigParser: refactor getPreference()
  • Parsers: add base parser (parser.js) and make platform parsers inherit from it
  • CB-8230 Make optional for Android sub-libraries
  • CB-8215 Improve error message when <source-file> is missing target-dir on Android
  • CB-8217 Fix plugin add --link when plugin given as relative path
  • CB-8216 Resolve plugin paths relative to original CWD
  • CB-7803 Allow adding any platform on any host OS
  • CB-8155 Do not fail plugin installation from git url with --link
  • Updates README with description of npm commands for this package
  • CB-8129 Adds npm run cover command to generate tests coverage report
  • CB-8114 Specify a cache-min-time for plugins
  • CB-8190 Make plugman config/cache directory to be customizable via PLUGMAN_HOME
  • CB-7610 Fix cordova plugin add d:\path (or any other non-c: path)
  • CB-8158 Added hasModule check to browserify code
  • CB-8173 Point to the latest Ubuntu version
  • CB-8179 Point to the latest WP8 version
  • CB-8158 Adding symbolList to cordova.js
  • CB-8154 Fix errors adding platforms or plugins
  • browserify: updated require to use symbollist
  • Amazon Added a type named gradleReference in framework
  • CB-7736 Update npm dep to promote qs module to 1.0
  • CB-8086 Prefixed subprojects with package name
  • CB-8067 externalized valid-identifier it is its own module
  • Added identifier checking for app id, searches for java+C# reserved words
  • CB-6472 Adding content to -Info.plist - Unexpected behaviour
  • CB-8053 Including a project reference in a plugin fails on Windows platform
  • Pass the searchpath when installing plugins
  • Add a type named gradleReference in framework


  • CB-6756 Use cordova_lib.binname instead of cordova
  • CB-8129 Adds npm run cover command to generate tests coverage report
  • searchpath option is added to restore


  • CB-8210 Use the correct plugin for App/CoreAndroid plugin based on platformVersion
  • CB-8210 Android: Fire events from native via message channel
  • CB-8210 Android: Add message channel for events
  • CB-8129 Adds cover grunt task to generate tests coverage report
  • Amazon related change: base64.toArrayBuffer to convert base64 strings
  • CB-8158 Populating symbolList


  • Fix broken link to Chrome plugins

Pinned Platform Versions for Cordova CLI 4.2.0

  • Cordova Amazon-FireOS: 3.6.3
  • Cordova Android: 3.6.4
  • Cordova BlackBerry10: 3.7.0
  • Cordova Browser: 3.6.0
  • Cordova FirefoxOS: 3.6.3
  • Cordova iOS: 3.7.0
  • Cordova Ubuntu: 4.0.0
  • Cordova Windows: 3.7.1
  • Cordova WP8: 3.7.1

Plugins Release: December 9, 2014
09 Dec 2014 - By Steve Gill

The following plugins were updated today: org.apache.cordova.battery-status@0.2.12 org.apache.cordova.console@0.2.12 org.apache.cordova.contacts@0.2.15 org.apache.cordova.device@0.2.13 org.apache.cordova.device-motion@0.2.11...


Apache Cordova Android 3.7.1
06 Feb 2015 - By Joe Bowser

We are happy to announce that Cordova Android 3.7.1 has been released!...