Cordova plugin versions and hot code push


A cordova app won’t be updated when the cordova-plugins file has changed. My question is how do you determine if a plugin has changed?
Do you compare the strings in the file cordova-plugins file or do you parse the package.json of the plugins?

To give an example:




points to the same version of the plugin. But for some reason the version 1.6.3 couldn’t be retrieve via npm anymore. So I need to change the plugin file. Now I’m wondering if the clients will be updated when I would push the new file to my production server.