New YUI build tool based on Gearjs, so let's shift some gearsShifter - Blazingly Fast YUI Builder
The purpose of this project is to replace YUI's use of our old ant Builder.
We have out grown our old builder, so it was time to build a new one!
0.1.0, JSHintis the default lint tool used by
shifter. We maintain a
list of our lint preferences in the yui-lintproject.
default to our rules unless
--lint configis passed. Then it will search up the file tree and attempt
to load your custom
npm -g install shifter
More detail can be found in the documentation
$ shifter -h blazingly fast builds with shifter pass no arguments and shifter will build the module from the current directory -v/--version show version -h/--help show this stuff -m/--modules <module> limit the modules to build (array: -m foo -m bar) --strict add "use strict" to module wrapper --walk Walk the current directory and shift all builds. (cd yui3/src && shifter --walk) -m/--modules also supported here for filtering --watch Watch the current module and rebuild on file change (if meta file, a loader build will launch) --quiet to mute stdout from sub build
Shifter will parse your current
*.propertiesfiles and convert them into a
it can process. It only imports the relevant settings required to build the module.
It does not import module meta-data
Instead, Shifter parses the meta-data from the modules
meta/*.jsonfiles and uses that instead.
So you don't have to declare your meta-data in more than one place now.
Shifter can watch your module for changes and build for you. It will only watch files in the
./metadirectories. If a file is changed, it will rebuild the current
module. If a meta file is changes,
Loaderwill also be built (requires latest code).
Shifter is designed to work side by side with our current builder (for now) so you don't have to
switch over to using it fully if it doesn't work properly for you. Just don't delete your
*.propertiesfiles until you are sure that Shifter builds your module properly. If it doesn't, file a ticket and
we'll get it fixed up ASAP.
Shifter will read a
build.jsonfile if it exists, if one doesn't and it finds a
it will generate the
build.jsonfrom them. So if you have issues with the build, just delete the
build.jsonfile and have Shifter regenerate it after your issue is fixed.
Shifter is built using GearJS