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Cordova 6.0.0 Released!
28 Jan 2016

New versions of cordova tools are now live!

Release Highlights include:

  • Updated default platform versions to cordova-android@5, cordova-ios@4 and cordova-windows@4.3.
    • cordova-android@5.1 supports Android 6.X.X (Marshmallow)
    • cordova-ios@4.0 adds iOS9 and WKWebView support
    • cordova-windows@4.3 updated the platform to use the new Platform API.
  • Added a new template feature to create command. E.g. cordova create --template cordova-app-hello-world. This can fetch templates via npm, git URL or local paths.
  • Removed support for our old Cordova Plugins Registry. Now plugins can only be installed via npm, git URL or local paths.
  • Added default plugin pinning to cordova. This means that cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-camera will fetch the pinned version of the plugin instead of the always grabbing the latest. Users can still install any version of a plugin via cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-camera@VERSION.
  • Added deprecation notices for amazon-fireos and wp8. We are aiming to remove support for these platforms in 6 months. Target Android and Windows instead.

To update your tools:

  • If you have cordova installed:

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

    npm install -g plugman@latest

Changes include:

Platform updates

When adding these platforms to your project, the following versions are now used by default:


  • CB-10432 Fix plugin installation for newly added platform
  • CB-10423 allow recursive folder copy skipping whatever .. was
  • CB-10394 updated pinned Android version to ~5.1.0
  • CB-10299 updated pinned windows version to ~4.3.0
  • CB-10274 Make www directory the default for plugman
  • CB-10121 added deprecation notice for amazon-fireos and wp8
  • CB-7183 prevent read/write/modify files outside project from plugins
  • CB-8455 Added --nohooks option.
  • CB-10193 Add deprecation notice about pre_package removal
  • CB-10147 updated pinned iOS to ~4.0.0
  • CB-10125: Android build fails on read-only files.
  • CB-6698 Fix directory resolution of framework with parent.
  • CB-9653 Adds copying of blackberry10 splashscreens
  • Ubuntu support for the new plugin naming convention
  • CB-9957 removed support for fetching from Cordova Plugins Registry. Only fetch plugins from npm now.
  • CB-10108 Fixes android frameworks installation/removal
  • CB-9964 Added --template support to cordova create
  • Removing the --usegit flag from cordova platform. Recommended method is to use cordova platform add git_url#branch
  • CB-10081 pinned plugin versions. These are default versions fetched when adding a plugin.
  • add missing package_suffix function on amazon-fireos platform for plugman installations.
  • CB-10057 - removing <access> tag does not remove ATS entry
  • CB-10048 clobbering of <access> tags to ATS directives


  • CB-10424 Updated cordova-lib dependency to 6.0.0
  • Remove browserify from experimental flags list
  • CB-8455 Added --nohooks option.
  • CB-9964 Added --template support to cordova create
  • Removing the --usegit flag from cordova platform. Recommended method is to use cordova platform add git_url#branch
  • CB-9836 Add .gitattributes to prevent CRLF line endings in repos
  • Added message about deprecating amazon-fireos for Fire OS 5.0+ devices. 2015 onwards FireOS devices should use Android platform only.
  • Added message about deprecating wp8. Users should start targeting the windows platform instead.
  • add JIRA issue tracker link.


  • CB-10424 Updated cordova-lib dependency to 6.0.0


  • CB-9883 - remove unused bridge tests
  • add JIRA issue tracker link

Pinned Platform Versions for Cordova CLI 6.0.0

  • Cordova Amazon-FireOS: ~3.6.3
  • Cordova Android: ~5.1.0
  • Cordova BlackBerry10: ~3.8.0
  • Cordova Browser: ~4.0.0
  • Cordova FirefoxOS: ~3.6.3
  • Cordova iOS: ~4.0.1
  • Cordova OSX: ~4.0.0
  • Cordova Ubuntu: ~4.3.2
  • Cordova Windows: ~4.3.0
  • Cordova WebOS: ~3.7.0
  • Cordova WP8: ~3.8.2

Pinned Plugin Versions for Cordova CLI 6.0.0

  • cordova-plugin-battery-status: ~1.1.1
  • cordova-plugin-camera: ~2.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-console: ~1.0.2
  • cordova-plugin-contacts: ~2.0.1
  • cordova-plugin-device: ~1.1.1
  • cordova-plugin-device-motion: ~1.2.0
  • cordova-plugin-device-orientation: ~1.0.2
  • cordova-plugin-dialogs: ~1.2.0
  • cordova-plugin-file: ~4.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-file-transfer: ~1.5.0
  • cordova-plugin-geolocation: ~2.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-globalization: ~1.0.2
  • cordova-plugin-inappbrowser: ~1.2.0
  • cordova-plugin-legacy-whitelist: ~1.1.1
  • cordova-plugin-media: ~2.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-media-capture: ~1.2.0
  • cordova-plugin-network-information: ~1.2.0
  • cordova-plugin-splashscreen: ~3.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-statusbar: ~2.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-test-framework: ~1.1.1
  • cordova-plugin-vibration: ~2.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-whitelist: ~1.2.1