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Cordova Browser@5 & Cordova Serve@2 Released!
29 Aug 2017

We just released an update to cordova-browser and cordova-serve

Release Highlights:

  • cordova-browser: Added manifest.json to browser projects. This enables basic Progressive Web App support
  • cordova-browser: Implemented PlatformApi.
  • cordova-serve: Removed Q dependency in favor of native javascript promises.
  • cordova-serve: Changed default behavior of which browser is launched during serve. Now the serve command will use the system default browser instead of opening a new instance of chrome. You can still pass in a specific target

To upgrade:

cd my_project
cordova platform update browser@5.0.0

To add it explicitly:

cordova platform add browser@5.0.0

Please report any issues you find at!

Changes include:


  • CB-13214 Updated cordova-serve dependency to 2.0.0. cordova serve command now opens system default browser instead of a new instance of chrome. A specific target can still be passed in.
  • CB-13214 Updated checked-in node_modules
  • CB-13188 fixed issues with run and build scripts.
  • CB-12895: set up eslint and remove jshint
  • CB-11181 add default favicon
  • CB-11710 Add missing 'clean.bat' file
  • remove old xhr-activex Windows code, update to use pagevisibility instead of webkitpagevisibility
  • CB-12804: manifest.json added to Browser during create. Adding basic PWA support
  • CB-12762 Point repo items to github mirrors
  • CB-12617 : removed node 0.x support and added engineStrict. This closes #27
  • CB-12847 added bugs entry to package.json.
  • CB-12527 large refactor. Implemented PlatformApi
  • CB-12114 added travis and appveyor files
  • Add github pull request template


  • CB-13188 set serve to use default system browser if none is provided.
  • Change to eslint instead of jshint
  • remove q dependence completely. Added server.spec
  • added browser tests
  • Convert src/browser to use Promise api
  • Add License, Contributing, Notice, pr-template, etc
  • CB-12785 added travis and appveyor
  • CB-12762: updated common, fetch, and serve pkgJson to point pkgJson repo items to github mirrors
  • CB-12665 removed enginestrict since it is deprecated
  • CB-11977: updated engines and enginescript for common, fetch, and serve

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