Apache Cordova is a suite of smaller sub projects for specific problem spaces.
In addition to operating system platforms there are satellite projects orbiting Apache Cordova:
Documentation (Hand authored markdown.)
Mobile Spec (A test suite written in qunit that exercises the official device api.)
Web Inspector Remote for any operating system.
Labs for prototyping new work.
The decision to split into discreet repositories for this code was deliberate. The effort involved in setting up a development environment and the devices required for testing all of these platforms is extensive. In addition to this hurdle, merging changes and rebasing project code for platforms an author may not be familiar with is risky. For these reasons we separated the code into atomic repositories and treat releases as the time to unify the codebases.
Each platform implementation of Cordova consists of:
- a set of native modules enabling various bits of the Cordova API - this is different for each platform implementation
a cordova.js file that is generated from the cordova-js project
a folder (usually named www) that contains web technology-based assets making up your application