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Cordova 6.1.0 Released!
23 Mar 2016

New versions of cordova tools are now live!

Release Highlights include:

  • CB-10679 implemented new plugin fetching logic. We now allow community plugins to define cordova engine restrictions. Read about it in our new plugin fetching blog post.
  • CB-10880 Removed plugin pinning. Replaced by new plugin fetching logic.

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-10902 updated pinned platforms
  • CB-10808 CLI Support templates with subdirectory
  • CB-10880 Removed plugin pinning
  • CB-10679 Improving version choosing logic test coverage
  • CB-10673 add plugin --force option.
  • CB-10679 New version choosing logic for plugin add
  • CB-10328 set top-level property when adding new platforms
  • CB-10314 avoid fetching plugins when oldId is already fetched
  • CB-10708 Install/uninstall plugins correctly into CLI project using plugman
  • CB-10462 Get rid of npmconf in favor of npm
  • CB-10662 Use project's config.xml as a fallback for package name
  • CB-10644 Adds deprecation message about old platforms support removal.
  • CB-10519 Wrap all sync calls inside of cordova.raw methods into promises
  • CB-10641 Adds tests for order of operations in platform add
  • CB-10641 Run prepare _after_ plugins were installed
  • CB-10618 Do not call prepBuildFiles for cordova-android@>=5.2.0.
  • CB-10518 Correct log level and error messages for some cordova errors
  • CB-10550 Fix plugin id mapper not enforced when a version is specified
  • CB-10611 fix before_plugin_install hook not disabled with --nohooks
  • CB-10235 Added clearer error message for info command.
  • CB-10584 Splashscreen plugin crashes the app on windows 10 when built with --browserify
  • CB-10592 Don't quote platform specific args values
  • CB-10482 Remove references to windows8 from cordova-lib/cli
  • CB-10567 Bubble up error to the caller
  • CB-10553 Fix framework tag handler for Android
  • CB-10461 cordova platform ls should list the versions of platforms pinned
  • CB-10531 Enable coverage reports for cordova-lib
  • CB-10465 Pass correct options to prepare from compile
  • CB-10459 cordova platform list should mark amazon-fireos and wp8 as deprecated
  • CB-10499 --template should pull the latest template from npm when version isn't specified
  • CB-10432 Adds e2e test to protect against future regressions.
  • Added node versions matrix to .travis.yml.


  • CB-10902 Updated cordova-lib dependency to 6.1.0
  • Simplified cordova CLI readme
  • CB-10860 avoid node complaining of too many event listener added when running tests
  • CB-10673 add plugin add --force option.
  • Add Travis CI badge
  • Specify valid SPDX license in package.json
  • CB-10748 Use cordova-common.CordovaLogger in CLI
  • Adding and fixing some whitespace in CLI docs.
  • CB-10348 Update formatting of CLI reference readme
  • CB-10348 CLI reference readme
  • CB-10482 Remove references to windows8 from cordova-lib/cli
  • CB-10348 CLI doc output tweaks
  • Update help docs - add examples and make them consistent


  • CB-10902 Updated cordova-lib dependency to 6.1.0


  • CB-10650 Non-index content.src causes Splashscreen to be not displayed on browser
  • CB-10558 Update cordova-js according to windows8 deprecation


  • CB-10694 Platform-specific configuration preferences don't override global settings
  • CB-9264 Duplicate entries in config.xml
  • CB-10791 Add adjustLoggerLevel to cordova-common.CordovaLogger
  • CB-10662 Add tests for ConfigParser.getStaticResources
  • CB-10622 fix target attribute being ignored for images in config.xml.
  • CB-10583 Protect plugin preferences from adding extra Array properties.

Pinned Platform Versions for Cordova CLI 6.1.0

  • Cordova Amazon-FireOS: ~3.6.3
  • Cordova Android: ~5.1.1
  • Cordova BlackBerry10: ~3.8.0
  • Cordova Browser: ~4.1.0
  • Cordova FirefoxOS: ~3.6.3
  • Cordova iOS: ~4.1.0
  • Cordova OSX: ~4.0.1
  • Cordova Ubuntu: ~4.3.3
  • Cordova Windows: ~4.3.1
  • Cordova WebOS: ~3.7.0
  • Cordova WP8: ~3.8.2

Plugin Versions tested with Cordova CLI 6.1.0

  • cordova-plugin-battery-status: 1.1.1
  • cordova-plugin-camera: 2.1.1
  • 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: 4.1.1
  • cordova-plugin-file-transfer: 1.5.0
  • cordova-plugin-geolocation: 2.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-globalization: 1.0.3
  • cordova-plugin-inappbrowser: 1.3.0
  • cordova-plugin-legacy-whitelist: 1.1.1
  • cordova-plugin-media: 2.2.0
  • cordova-plugin-media-capture: 1.2.0
  • cordova-plugin-network-information: 1.2.0
  • cordova-plugin-splashscreen: 3.2.1
  • cordova-plugin-statusbar: 2.1.2
  • cordova-plugin-test-framework: 1.1.1
  • cordova-plugin-vibration: 2.1.0
  • cordova-plugin-whitelist: 1.2.1
  • cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine: 1.0.2