So, we replaced things like:
<preference name="splashscreen" value="splash" />
Now, we already did this change, but you may have noticed that setIntegerProperty and the other setProperty methods still work, but if you ever looked at your logcat, you should see this message:
Setting integer properties in CordovaActivity will be deprecated in 3.0 on July 2013, please use config.xml
We're not kidding. This is one of the things that will break when 3.0 comes out. If you haven't moved your preferences to config.xml, do so now while you have the chance. We're not going to do what we did with plugins and create a shim for this. We will have a full write-up about config.xml soon, but this is important, because if this change isn't made, your application will break and we will close every bug related to this with "Won't Fix". Since config.xml is actually documented, we feel that this is a major improvement that's been out in the wild for a while. setProperty was terrible, and should have been removed a while ago, and I'm really glad today that we're able to move people over to this new way of setting Cordova properties.
Please keep reading the PhoneGap Blog for new updates about what is coming up for Cordova 3.0. We will have more posts landing there soon.