IntelPaulF wrote:Hello Serge,
A lot of very good questions. Sorry, not all the documentation is available at this time, but more will be coming during the week. In the meantime, I'll try to answer your questions, below.
> Could you elaborate on the role of crosswalk for Intel XDK?
Crosswalk can be thought of as an alternate runtime for Android devices. It is only compatible with Android 4.0 and higher devices, so cannot be applied to older Android 2.x and 3.x devices. It is in a preliminary (alpha) release state right now, I do not when it will be released to beta or final release. When it does become available there will be documentation describing in more detail what Crosswalk offers in comparison to using the builtin webview on Android 4.x devices.
> Is it a replacenent of Cordova? Is it an extension of Cordova?
Crosswalk is not a replacement for Cordova. It incorporates the Cordova API so that apps written to take advantage of the Cordova API can also be used in the Crosswalk runtime. Again, more documentation will be available when this build options is available.
> Is this Intel's take at the way forward after Cordova 2.9? Is Cordave 3.0 support comming, or is this the way Intel goes?
We are not trying to replace Cordova 2.9 or 3.x with Crosswalk. We plan to support Cordova 3.x in a future release of the XDK. Unfortunately I cannot share a precise schedule with you for Cordova 3.x support, but Cordova 3 is definitely in our plan. We are currently supporting Cordova 2.9 because our build system is not currently 100% Cordova compatible, and Cordova 2.9 is the highest version of the Cordova API that we can reliably support with our current build system.
> Are there plans for support besides Android and Tizen?
The Crosswalk open source project is actually driven by a different group within Intel, it is not a product of the XDK product group. At this time I am only aware of support for Tizen and Android. There may be technical, legal or resource issues associated with supporting other platforms, I do not know the restrictions. Since it is an open source project, you are able to also provide input to the project, but you will have to do that through the Crosswalk open source project, not through the Intel XDK.
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