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Author: Jan Piotrowski <>
AuthorDate: Fri Feb 23 18:39:35 2018 +0100

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-    name: Joe Bowser
-    url:
-title:  "Cordova Android 7.0.0 Released!"
+    name: Jan Piotrowski
+    url:
+title:  "Cordova Windows 6.0.0 Released!"
 categories: announcements
 tags: news releases
-We are happy to announce that `Cordova Android 7.0.0` has been released! 
+We are happy to announce the release of `cordova-windows 6.0.0`. 
-With this release, we have changed the default project structure for Android 
projects.  People who currently use the CLI and treat everything in the 
platforms directory as a build artifact should not notice a difference. 
+This is a major release, that changes functionality you might rely on, so 
please make sure to read the following list of changes:
-However this a major breaking change for people creating standalone Cordova 
Android projects.  This also means that the locations of files have changed and 
have been brought in line to the structure used by Android Studio.  
-This may affect plugin.xml files and config.xml files that use edit-config, 
and make it so plugins that use edit-config will not be able to be compatible 
with both Android 6.x and Android 7.x.  To fix this issue, please do the 
following in your XML files: 
+## Changes
-<!-- An existing config.xml -->
-<edit-config file="AndroidManifest.xml" target="/manifest/application" 
+- Windows 10 / UWP builds are now the default, meaning `cordova build windows` 
will now build a Windows 10 UWP app by default. 
+    * Windows 8.1 is still there, just use `cordova build windows -- 
--appx=8.1-win`, `cordova build windows -- --appx=8.1-phone` or an equivalent 
configuration option.
+- A current installation of Visual Studio 2017 (`15.5.x` at the time of 
writing) can be used to build apps without any additional need configuration or 
hacks (like the ENV var `VSINSTALLDIR` that was required for 5.0.0).
+    * Note: [VS2017 doesn't support Windows 8.1 apps any 
 so you can only build these apps with VS15 installed.
+- New ENV variable `MSBUILDDIR` to directly configure the MSBuild Tools to be 
used to build the app. `VSINSTALLDIR` always has been a hack that accidentally 
also worked to switch between different MSBuildTools versions. Now we made this 
explicit. Just set the ENV var to a your desired MSBuild folder (e.g. 
`C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual 
Studio\2017\Community\MSBuild\15.0\Bin` or `C:\Program Files 
(x86)\MSBuild\14.0\bin\`) and it will be used to build your project. 
+    * If you have VS17 and VS15 installed, the normal logic would choose 
MSBuild 15 - and fail on Win 8.1 project. If you set it to MSBuild 14, it can 
successfully build your 8.1 apps. (If the supplied path is invalid or doesn't 
contain a working MSBuild, the normal MSBuild selection logic will be triggered)
+- Fixes several bugs
+## Installation
+As usual this new version will be added as the default `cordova-windows` 
version only with the next release of Cordova CLI. Until then, please use these 
command to remove and readd the `windows` platform:
-<!-- needs to change to -->
-<edit-config file="app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml" 
target="/manifest/application" mode="merge">
+cordova platform rm windows
+cordova platform add windows@6.0.0
+### Known limitations
+As it's often the case, the 6.0.0 release of cordova-windows is not perfect 
and has some known limitations:
+- If you only have Visual Studio 2017 installed on your machine, you can not 
build Windows (Phone) 8.1 apps.
+- "Windows 10 Phone emulator is currently not supported. If you want to deploy 
to emulator, use Visual Studio instead."
+- [Some `build` error messages are a bit 
+## Feedback
-## Major Changes include:
- * Support for Java 1.8 language features in Cordova Plugins
- * CordovaInterface now has a Context getter so that contexts can be retrieved 
without an Activity
- * Cordova can now build for x86_64, arm64 and armeabi architecture when 
building plugins that use the NDK
- * The minimum Android API version supported is now API Level 19
- * Due to the directory structure change, we no longer support in-line 
upgrading, bringing us in line with iOS
- * ANT builds are no longer supported and the functionality has been removed.
+If you encounter problems with this new version, you can use the [GitHub 
issues of the `cordova-windows` 
repository]( to do so now. 
(`cordova-windows` is the first Apache Cordova repository on GitHub that 
enabled issue tracking. Yay!)
-To upgrade:
+## Open questions
-    npm install -g cordova
-    cd my_project
-    cordova platform remove android
-    cordova platform add android@7.0.0
+Working on this update showed how much code is there to support other platform 
variants beside Windows 10 desktop.
-To add it explicitly:
+- Is Windows 8.1 support still needed or would it make sense to get rid of 
_really_ much code and do a 7.0.0 release that drops support for that?
+- Windows 10 Phone? Still relevant?
-    cordova platform add android@7.0.0
+Please help us decide how to further develop `cordova-windows` by answering 
these questions below in the comments. Thanks!
 ## Curated Changelog
-* [CB-13612]( Fix the remapper 
so that XML files copy over and the Camera works again.
-* [CB-13741]( Bump 
`package.json` so we can install plugins
-* [CB-13610]( Compress the 
default app assets
-* [CB-12835]( add a Context 
getter in CordovaInterface
-* [CB-8976]( Added the 
`cdvVersionCodeForceAbiDigit` flag to the template build.gradle that appends 0 
to the versionCode when `cdvBuildMultipleApks` is not set
-* [CB-12291]( (android) Add 
x86_64, arm64 and armeabi architecture flavors
-* [CB-13602]( We were setting 
the path wrong, this is hacky but it works
-* [CB-13601]( Fixing the 
standalone run scripts to make sure this works without using the CLI
-* [CB-13580]( fix build for 
multiple apks (different product flavors)
-* [CB-13558]( Upgrading the 
gradle so we can upload the AAR
-* [CB-13297]( This just works 
once you bump the project structure.  Java 1.8 compatibility baked-in
-* [CB-11244]( **Android** 
Studio 3 work, things have changed with how the platform is built
-* [CB-11244]( Found bug where 
the gradle subproject changes weren't actually getting written to the correct 
gradle file
-* [CB-13470]( Fix Clean so that 
it cleans the **Android** Studio structure
-* [CB-11244]( Adding specs for 
resource files inside an **Android** Studio Project
-* [CB-11244]( Added remapping 
for drawables
-* [CB-11244]( Found bug in 
Api.js where xml/strings.xml is used instead of values/strings.xml
-* [CB-11244]( Setup Api.js to 
support multiple builders based on project structure
-* [CB-11244]( Changing 
directory creation, will most likely hide this behind a flag for the next 
release of `cordova-android`, and then make it default in the next major 
pending feedback
-* Adding the Studio Builder to build a project based on **Android** Studio, 
and deleting Ant, since Google does not support Ant Builds anymore. Sorry!
+* [CB-13889]( Allow test 
failures for Visual Studio 2017 environments (#263)
+* [CB-13878]( MSBUILDDIR env 
variable (#262)
+* [CB-13883]( Visual Studio 
2017 support (#261)
+* [CB-13877]( Clean up 
MSBuildTools.js (#259)
+* [CB-13870]( Improve 
check_reqs (#258)
+* [CB-13877]( more env 
information about msbuild and visual studio on appveyor (#257)
+* [CB-13877]( First 
MSBuildTools.js work: Debug output, move misplaced method, comments (#255)
+* [CB-13875]( add `prepare` 
script that can be called in e2e tests (#254)
+* [CB-13817]( Add new alias 
`uwp` for `--appx` param including tests (#251)
+* [CB-13870]( change default 
from UAP to 10.0 (#253)
+* [CB-13829]( Fix tests that 
were broken since [CB-13237]( 
+* [CB-11968]( Add support for 
config-file in `config.xml` (#235)
+* [CB-13799]( updated npm test 
for `cordova-windows`
+* [CB-13812]( run tests on 
AppVeyor with VS 2017 as well
+* [CB-13641]( support 
transparent splash screen background color. (#245)
+* [CB-13175]( fixing 
**Windows**8.1 crash on startup
+* [CB-13422]( (windows) Fix 
typo in build error message
+* [CB-12895]( ignoring 
cordova.js for eslint & removing comments and references to jshint
+* [CB-13237]( Default to UAP
+* [CB-13155]( Improved target 
+* [CB-13022]( Correct a VS 
installation warning during check_reqs
+* [CB-12636]( Fix check_reqs to 
properly find VS 2017
+* [CB-12895]( setup eslint and 
removed jshint
+* Allow build when using --bundle and multiple architectures. This closes #175
+* README: Fix broken Markdown headings
+* [CB-12617]( Removed node 0.x 
from CI
+* [CB-12847]( fixed `bugs` 
entry in `package.json`
+* [CB-12784]( Fixed a crash on 
Windows 10 Creators Update
+* Add support for uap3.
+* [CB-12018]( updated tests to 
work with jasmine instead of jasmine-node
+* [CB-12499]( UWP: Dependent 
external libraries specified as resource-file not being referenced in Release 

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