I'm sadly disappointed in the direction XDK has gone. It use to manage my Cordova apps very easily and the features offered something you could not find anywhere else. I would even pay a subscription fee for the build services. Now, I cannot use the build, testing, and the IDE even has issues. After year of using your software, that I spoke highly of, I must say goodbye and go back to manually compiling. This is sad because SDK made these processes so much easier.
I have to agree and I'm in the same boat like you !
I was thinking, and would be awesome if was possible to intel create some way that allow us to configure cordova locally or in a local server, and keep using intel to send it to the local server to build it or something like this to make our life easy !
I would pay a subscription fee for the build services too...
Please see the export function doc page > https://software.intel.com/en-us/xdk/docs/build-xdk-app-with-phonegap-cordova-cli < and this thread regarding the future of the XDK > https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/intel-xdk/topic/700951 <