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PaulF_IntelCorp
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Intel XDK Release 3900, March 14, 2017

Summary of the 3900 release:

With this release of the Intel XDK the Intel XDK cloud-based build servers and the Publish tab are deprecated and will be retired at the end of June, 2017. Until then, expect no further upgrades and limited support for these features. We have also addressed several bugs and issues found in prior releases. See the Intel XDK release notes for full details.

Significant changes as part of this release include:

  • Updated the underlying Node-Webkit runtime (0.18.9).
  • Simulate tab is now based on Chromium 54 (due to the NW update).
  • The built-in Brackets editor has been updated to the latest version.
  • Samples have been updated to support Intel® Gateway IoT development platforms.
  • Improved IoT daemon installation, especially for newer Intel IoT platforms.
  • Export to Cordova CLI or PhoneGap Build feature.

Features deprecated with this release:

  • The Build tab's cloud-based Cordova build system will be retired at the end of June, 2017.
  • The Publish tab will also be retired at the end of June, 2017.

When the Intel XDK cloud-based build system is retired itwill no longer be available for use with any version of the Intel XDK. Your mobile app projects will still be recognized as Intel XDK mobile app projects and will continue to work within the Simulate tab. Additionally, the Test tab is still present and can still be used to push your app to App Preview for on-device testing. Please see the new a ref="/en-us/xdk/docs/build-xdk-app-with-phonegap-cordova-cli">Cordova Build Package tile on the Build tab for an alternative to using the now deprecated on-line Cordova build system.

IMPORTANT: As of February, 2017, the Crosswalk Project has been retired. Crosswalk 23 was the last version of the Crosswalk library produced by the Crosswalk Project team. You can continue to build with the Crosswalk library using Cordova CLI or PhoneGap Build, but no further updates to the Crosswalk library will occur beyond version 23 (FYI: the Crosswalk 23 library for Android is based on the Chromium 53 runtime release).

Our automatic updater will notify existing Intel XDK users when the update is available within the Intel XDK. Updates will be released to all users within 24 hours. If you would like the update sooner, you can download it directly from xdk.intel.com and install it manually.

Important note about Intel XDK versions 2893 and older!

Versions of the Intel XDK released prior to March 2016 (2893 and older) can no longer use the Build tab, the Test tab or App Preview and can no longer be used to create custom debug modules for use with the Debug and Profile tabs. This change was necessary to improve the security and performance of our Intel XDK cloud-based build system. If you are currently running version 2893 or older, of the Intel XDK, you must upgrade to the latest version of the Intel XDK!!

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Summary of the 3759 release:

With this release of the Intel XDK we officially retired several features that were deprecated in previous product releases. We have also addressed several bugs and issues found in prior releases. See the Intel XDK release notes for full details.

New features added with this release include:

  • Web Services Explorer supports IoT projects
  • Brackets Live Preview added to Develop tab
  • Samples added to support the Intel® Joule™ IoT development board
  • Improved IoT daemon installation, especially for Intel Joule platforms

Features retired with this release:

  • The Debug tab has been retired.
  • The hosted weinre debug server used by the Test tab has been retired.
  • The Live Development Pane in the Develop tab has been retired.
  • The Game Asset Manager and related samples and templates have been retired.
  • Samples and templates that are not useful to developing IoT companion apps have been retired.
  • Featured Cordova plugins that are not useful to developing IoT companion apps have been removed.

IMPORTANT: Retirement means no longer available for use with any version of the Intel XDK. Your mobile app projects will still be recognized as Intel XDK mobile app projects and will continue to build (using the Build tab) and work within the Simulate tab. Additionally, the Test tab is still present and can still be used to push your app to App Preview for on-device testing.

Alternatives to using the Debug tab, the hosted weinre server and the Live Development pane can be found in the Intel XDK release notes.

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Summary of the 3641 update:

This Intel XDK release addresses installation issues introduced in the prior release. See the release notes for details.

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Summary of the 3619 release:

This Intel XDK release addresses several bugs and issues found in prior releases. See the release notes for bug fix details. New features added with this release include:

  • Keyword-based filters for new project templates and samples
  • New Linux* and Apple* OSX* installers
  • New IoT project samples using Microsoft* Azure*

Feature deprecations with this release:

  • Debug tab has been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
  • The hosted weinre debug server used by the Test tab has been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
  • The Live Development Pane in the Develop tab has been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
  • The Framework7 and Ionic UI frameworks have been deprecated from App Designer and will be removed in a future release.

IMPORTANT: With this release, the Debug tab, the hosted weinre server associated with the Test tab, and the Live Development pane located on the Develop tab have been deprecated and will be retired in the near future. When these features are retired you will no longer be able to use them with any version of the Intel XDK. Your project will continue to be recognized as an Intel XDK HTML5 mobile app project and it will continue to build (using the Build tab) and work within the Simulate tab. Follow the links embedded in each of the deprecated features listed above for more details and pointers to free open-source alternatives to these deprecated features.

Why is the Debug tab being deprecated and removed from the Intel XDK?

In addition to our previously announced deprecation of support for App Framework, within the App Designer UI editor, we are also deprecating support for the use of the Framework7 and Ionic UI frameworks. You can still use these frameworks outside of the App Designer UI editor, as you have always been able to do with any UI framework. Existing projects that are using deprecated UI frameworks will continue to be recognized by App Designer and can be edited within the App Designer UI editor; however, there will be no bug fixes for deprecated frameworks and, once those frameworks are retired, the App Designer UI editor will no longer recognize those projects.

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Summary of the 3522 release:

This Intel XDK release is a hot-fix that addresses several bugs and issues found in the 3491 release:

  • Crosswalk version 19 is now the default version for newly created projects. This update will warn you of any existing projects using Crosswalk version 18 (or lower). Google does not require that you use Crosswalk 19 (or higher), so this is just a warning, not an error.

  • Several issues that generated a 'build tab generates ERROR (-7) from "client:upload-manager": Error in zipping package asset files:' error message have been addressed. This primarily impacted Construct2 users who were importing new projects or opening existing projects.

  • The new Simulate tab did not present the window.screen object correctly. See this forum post for additional details.

  • Attempting to run some Cordova apps that did not include any plugins would cause the app to crash or generate a 404 error in the Simulate tab. See this forum post for some examples.

  • Replacing an icon or splash screen with a new file but using the same name for that file would cause an incorrect prompt regarding an invalid resolution. See this forum post for more details.

  • Intel XDK crashes that resulted in "Error: ENOENT" and "Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function" errors when using the Simulate tab.

  • Use of the <head data-noxhrfix> tag causes the Simulate tab to fail or hang. See this forum post for additional details.

  • The 750x1334 splash screens (portrait and landscape) have been restored to the iOS Icons and Splash Screens UI.This forum post provides additional details.

  • A custom require() function was placed into the global namespace by the Simulate tab preventing use of require() within a user app. See this forum thread for additional details.

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Summary of the 3491 release:

This very important release merges the Intel XDK IoT Edition and the Intel XDK Early Access into a single release of the Intel XDK. We are moving in the direction of supporting Internet of Things (IoT) app development. Since mobile devices are part of that equation, we continue our support of the development of hybrid Cordova mobile HTML5 apps. For more details regarding this new direction, please read Joe's blog. a

We have made some significant improvements for both IoT and mobile Cordova app development with this release:

  • Replacing the Emulate tab with a new Simulate tab.
  • Added a new Cordova CLI 6.2.0 build option (CLI 5.1.1 has been deprecated).
  • Moved iOS mobile provisioning files, icons and splash screens to a new "package-assets" folder.
  • Stability improvements and many bug fixes.

In future releases we will be adding more functionality for IoT app development. We will also be fine-tuning our Cordova mobile app support to align with the needs of IoT app development. As a result, we are deprecating some mobile app development features that are not heavily used or are inconsistent with IoT app development needs.

Feature deprecations and removals with this release:

  • Profile tab has been removed. Please use the profiling features available in the Chrome Debug Tool (on the Debug tab).
  • Cordova CLI 5.1.1 has been deprecated and will be removed in our next release, likely in September 2016.
  • Legacy Windows 8.x build platforms have been deprecated. They are only available using CLI 5.1.1 and 5.4.1. Only Windows 10 UAP builds are supported with CLI 6.2.0. These older Windows 8.x platform builds will be removed in September 2016.
  • Game Asset Manager, samples and templates have been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
  • Legacy Whitelist (Android only) was previously deprecated and is no longer available for new projects.

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Summary of fixes in the 3400 release:

This Intel XDK release is a hot-fix that addresses several bugs and issues:

  • Crashes at startup due to a variety of timeout problems.
  • Long startup times due to slow or spotty network connections.

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Summary of fixes in the 3357 release:

  • The built-in Brackets editor now includes a new "tab view" making it easier to switch between all of your active source files.
  • The standard Brackets Extension Manager toolbar is now exposed at the right-hand side of the edit window, where you will find it in a stand-alone install of the Brackets editor.
  • The Brackets Git Extension is now more easily accessed, via the standard Brackets Extension Manager toolbar (see above).
  • To minimize crashes due to the Emulate tab, the CDT debug window will automatically close when switching away from the Emulate tab, if you have enabled the "auto-refresh" feature of the Emulate tab (this is the default condition).

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Summary of fixes in 3240 hotfix release:

  • When selecting Apache Cordova* CLI 5.4.1 you were not limited to the minimum target of iOS 8 which resulted in developers attempting to build for unsupported platforms and then building what appear to be non-working apps.
  • If the index.html project file was not contained in the "www" directory of the project, The Emulator would display a '404: Intel XDK can't find your app' error.
  • In some cases, if the Publisher Display Name was not populated for a Windows* build, the plugin add and subsequent build for Windows would fail. Validation for requiring the Publisher Display Name has been added.
  • Corrected an issue where sometimes the plugin manager would not allow a third-party/local plugin to be added to the project.

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Summary of new features in 3088/3042:

  • We no longer support CLI 4.1.2 builds. Projects that use CLI 4.1.2 MUST be updated.
  • Added Cordova CLI 5.4.1 to the Intel XDK build system. See this FAQ for details.
  • A new Certificate Management feature allows you to create or import Android certificate keystore files and iOS P12 distribution certificate files.
  • The Build tab allows you to build your app for multiple targets with a single mouse click.
  • Android and Android-Crosswalk options have been combined into a single target platform in the Build Settings section of the Projects tab.
  • Crosswalk support in the Intel XDK is now based on the Crosswalk Webview plugin (AKA "Cordova 4" in Crosswalk docs).
  • A new Publish tab has been added to assist you with creating and publishing application assets and information to a variety of Android stores.
  • The Windows and Windows Phone build options have been expanded and significantly updated to include Windows 10 Universal Apps. Please use the CLI 5.4.1 build option for your Windows and Windows Phone builds.
  • The built-in Brackets editor has been updated to version 1.6 and several new Brackets extensions have been added.
  • Whitelist settings in the Build Settings section of the Projects tab have been updated.
  • App Preview has been updated (to version 2.8.0). Check the respective stores to be sure you have the latest version.
  • Updates to our project file format will require that all projects be "updated" before you can use them with this release.

This release also addresses the Google App Store warning regarding the use of older versions of Cordova-Android. You must migrate your app to our CLI 5.1.1 or CLI 5.4.1 build system to eliminate this warning and to be able to publish apps in the Google App Store after May 9, 2016. Our CLI 5.1.1 build system has been updated to address this issue (see this FAQ for specific details).

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Alfred_B_1
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@Paul

Thanks it has been reset.

I guess googlemail and gmail were the issues.

Thanks again.

Guilherme_V_
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In version 3759 the Push Plugin plugin was removed. What is the recommendation for sending Push to IOS and Android?

Is there a plugin in the Git Hub that I can use compatible with Cordova 6.2 from intelxdk?

PaulF_IntelCorp
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You have two options:

  • use version 1.4.3, which is the last version that did not include a gradle script or
  • try version 1.9.2, but you'll have to install it as a local plugin after making the modifications described below

IMPORTANT: the current version of the Intel XDK Android build system is not compatible with the latest versions of this plugin (due to the use of plugin gradle scripts). See this FAQ article for instructions on how to modify a gradle version of this plugin and make it compatible with the Intel XDK Android build system for use with your app. Also, see this article for details on how to make this plugin work with iOS apps.

If you want to use version 1.4.3 I recommend you install it as an NPM plugin, don't use git. Then you can specify the version (see this screenshot, but change the 1.9.2 to a 1.4.3).

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Thepjday_A_
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@Paul,

A number of questions have been forwarded to management for me by yourself. Do you have any updates?

PaulF_IntelCorp
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Thepjday A. wrote:

A number of questions have been forwarded to management for me by yourself. Do you have any updates?

The issues you brought up regarding the installer have been forwarded to the install team, I do not have any additional feedback regarding your suggestions.

Regarding any outstanding issues to management, can you be more specific regarding the outstanding issues? A pointer to the thread or post of interest would help.

Terry_T_
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Why Is XDK no longer offering the live view with Chrome and Firefox? 

Who was in charge of this new release? 

- Terry 

PaulF_IntelCorp
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Terry - please see the release notes > https://software.intel.com/en-us/xdk/docs/release-notes-information-intel-xdk < That tool uses your "default" browser. Or you can use the "multi browser" feature in standalone Brackets, which is the same tool. Note that Brackets will open the "default" browser, but if you have the "experimental live preview" feature turned on you can copy the URL from your default browser into another browser for testing.

Vittorio_G_
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For me the "debug tab" was crucial. Now I am finding it very difficult to develop an app with XDK. I can not use the "simulate tab" because I need additional plugins tu run the app. I ask for help for an alternative solution.

PaulF_IntelCorp
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Vittorio G. wrote:

For me the "debug tab" was crucial. Now I am finding it very difficult to develop an app with XDK. I can not use the "simulate tab" because I need additional plugins tu run the app. I ask for help for an alternative solution.

Please see the release notes > https://software.intel.com/en-us/xdk/docs/release-notes-information-intel-xdk#v3759 < for alternatives.

Alternatives to the Debug Tab

We recommend that you use the Simulate tab for basic debugging. You can debug a built Android app directly on-device, with full JavaScript and CSS debugging, by way of remote Chrome* DevTools*. For those who have access to a Mac, it is also possible to use remote web inspector with Safari to debug your built iOS app directly on-device.

Debugging a built app does not require rebuilding your app to test changes or experiment with your code. The best debugging experience will come from taking advantage of the interactive JavaScript console to redefine functions within your app and then run those redefined functions directly from the console or restart your app, in situ, using the window.location.reload() function. An example of using this technique can be seen in this video, starting at about 18:30. The video is demonstrating the use of the weinre debugger, but the debugging techniques can also be applied to remote CDT and remote Web Inspector when debugging a built app.

PaulF_IntelCorp
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Vittorio G. wrote:

I'm sorry, but I can not use the debug! with "simulate tab" or the "test tab" I receive only a white screen. this is because they are not integrated the various plugins. what can I do?

Please see my previous quote regarding alternatives that use a built app to debug your code. Especially this link > https://software.intel.com/en-us/xdk/docs/using-remote-chrome-devtools-to-debug-android-cordova-apps <

Carson_l_
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I have the following error when building IOS app in Intelxdk 3759. The issue is with the 3rd Party plugin - Cordova Admob ads plugin, anyone know how to solve this?

** BUILD FAILED **

The following build commands failed:
    CompileC build/Tom\ Cat\ Escape\ Run.build/Release-iphoneos/Tom\ Cat\ Escape\ Run.build/Objects-normal/armv7/AdMobPlugin.o Tom\ Cat\ Escape\ Run/Plugins/cordova-plugin-ad-admob/AdMobPlugin.m normal armv7 objective-c com.apple.compilers.llvm.clang.1_0.compiler
(1 failure)
Error: Error code 65 for command: xcodebuild with args: -xcconfig,.../cordova_project/platforms/ios/cordova/build-release.xcconfig,-project,Tom Cat Escape Run.xcodeproj,ARCHS=armv7 arm64,-target,Tom Cat Escape Run,-configuration,Release,-sdk,iphoneos,build,VALID_ARCHS=armv7 arm64,CONFIGURATION_BUILD_DIR=.../cordova_project/platforms/ios/build/device,SHARED_PRECOMPS_DIR=.../cordova_project/platforms/ios/build/sharedpch

Terry_T_
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@Paul

Thank you for your support.

I try to use brackets and it gives "Connecting to Browser - Chrome needs to be relaunched with remote debugging." I relaunch Chrome, it adds new windows and will not engage. I don't like using brackets and miss the other live editor. I'm not as concerned about security as I am about the time it's taking to move around and test this code. Is there anyway I can go back to the older version of the XDK?

 

Thanks, 

Terry 

Christian_M_4
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This version (3759) isn't working on MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, it crashes right after the "splash screen". I even completely removed the program, restarted my iMac and reinstalled and still not working. Some times I get the message saying to select a secure restart or a safe one but after selecting any of those options the program crashes again. Any thoughts?

Christian_M_4
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Is there a way I can download my .keystore file other than accessing Intel XDK?

PaulF_IntelCorp
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Terry Tyler wrote:

I try to use brackets and it gives "Connecting to Browser - Chrome needs to be relaunched with remote debugging." I relaunch Chrome, it adds new windows and will not engage. I don't like using brackets and miss the other live editor. I'm not as concerned about security as I am about the time it's taking to move around and test this code. Is there anyway I can go back to the older version of the XDK?

Look at the initial post on this thread and you'll find a link to the previous XDK release.

PaulF_IntelCorp
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Carson l. wrote:

I have the following error when building IOS app in Intelxdk 3759. The issue is with the 3rd Party plugin - Cordova Admob ads plugin, anyone know how to solve this?

Please start a separate thread regarding your build issue and ATTACH the detailed build log as a TEXT file to your post (do not paste the entire log into your post, it makes it impossible to work with). Use the "Attach Files to Post" link below the edit window.

PaulF_IntelCorp
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Christian M. wrote:

This version (3759) isn't working on MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, it crashes right after the "splash screen". I even completely removed the program, restarted my iMac and reinstalled and still not working. Some times I get the message saying to select a secure restart or a safe one but after selecting any of those options the program crashes again. Any thoughts?

I'm using it on a Mac also running that version of OS X. No specific ideas as to what would cause the crash you are seeing. Make sure you uninstall all versions that might be on your Mac, there was a change to where the installer places the app in the /Applications folder (so remove all /Applications/Intel XDK folders you find, using Finder). Also, try removing the cache folders. See this FAQ for instructions on how to completely remove the app and cache files from your system > https://software.intel.com/en-us/xdk/faqs/general#uninstall-xdk <

PaulF_IntelCorp
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Christian M. wrote:

Is there a way I can download my .keystore file other than accessing Intel XDK?

Only way to get to your keystore is via the XDK interface. If the fix I provided for the install problems doesn't help (in the previous post), try installing the XDK on a different machine (a Windows machine or a friend's Mac) and get your keystore files from another machine (obviously, logging into your account from the other machine).

sasanka_h_
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Hi

I have developed an expense claim application using intel XDK 
It helps user to get a picture of their  expense bills and store it on the phone, so that he can claim it later time.
 
In earlier Intel XDK version I could able to debug the app coz there was a debug tab but with the newer version (after 2016 Dec - debug tab is removed) I won't be able to debug for my camera
 
As well as I need to save the captured image into a photo album and save the image name into local storage. Then later time retrieve and show the image by name 
 
1. How can I debug remote connected device camera functionality?
2. How can I get Image name and path using imageURI from following code?
 
   return {
        restrict: 'A',
        require: 'ngModel',
        link: function (scope, elm, attrs, ctrl) {
            elm.on('click', function () {
                navigator.camera.getPicture(
                    function (imageURI) {
                        scope.$apply(scope.setReceipt(imageURI));
                    },
                    function (err) {
                        ctrl.$setValidity('error', false);
                        scope.$apply(scope.errorUpload('error'));
                    }, {
                        quality: 50,
                        destinationType: Camera.DestinationType.FILE_URI,
                        correctOrientation: true,
                         saveToPhotoAlbum: true
                    });
            });
        }
    }
PaulF_IntelCorp
Employee
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sasanka -- please read this post > https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/intel-xdk/topic/705276#comment-1895064 < and the following post, in this thread, for pointers to help and alternatives to the Debug tab.

John_F_7
Beginner
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Hi there, I am having trouble building ipa file for my game, I had tried for nearly two days, it keeps Timeout, can anyone explain to me what is happening??

Version of XDK: 3759

OS: Windows 10

Geographic region: Malaysia

Screen capture: https://www.dropbox.com/s/12tgqvgcnuq6rry/Untitled.png?dl=0

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