PhoneGap 1.5 Released
PhoneGap 1.5 Released
Written by Ian Elliot   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012

Surely that headline should read Apache Cordova 1.5 released?
Even though the list of fixes for this release includes several variants on "Rename PhoneGap to Cordova", PhoneGap seems reluctant to shed its previous identity. 

Version 1.5 of Apache Cordova, the cross platform mobile application toolkit formerly known as PhoneGap, has been released.



The announcement was made on the PhoneGap blog, a site that makes no reference to the name "Cordova" although, to make matters all the more confusing, it does have links with "callback" in the urls. Callback was one of the proposed names for PhoneGap at the point it was admitted into the Adobe Incubator when Adobe acquired Nitobe, PhoneGap's original originator.

When version 1.3 of the software was released at the end of December 2011, we reported that the name change to Apache Cordova had been postponed until release 1.4. That happened at the end of January - still with the "PhoneGap" name. And now there is Version 1.5, which is mainly a bug fix release.

There are plenty of references to "Cordova" in the Release Notes to "PhoneGap 1.5. The most straightforward read "Rename to Cordova" and this occurs in each of  the versions: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone and Bada.

The list of Android changes, however, include several references to the CordovaInterface - changing to it, reverting that change due to insufficient time for testing and then putting it back again.

The most noticeable development for Apache Cordova is its new website which opened in February, complete with a new logo. The site has an overview of the project,  details on how to contribute, and links to the issue trackers. Currently you can't download from this site, instead the download link goes to Git, from where both the program and the source code are available.

More information:

PhoneGap 1.5 Released

Apache Cordova

Related articles:

PhoneGap 1.3 Released

PhoneGap making changes


Getting started with PhoneGap

blog comments powered by Disqus


To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on Google+, Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook or sign up for our weekly newsletter.


New Tools In NetBeans IDE 8.1

The latest version of the NetBeans IDE has been released with new tools for HTML5/JavaScript and support for mixed Java/C++ development.

Word Of The Year Is An Emoji

The Face with Tears of Joy emoji has become Oxford Dictionaries 2015 Word of the Year, raising the question of can an emoji be considered to have the status of a word.

More News

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 March 2012 )

RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.