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    A set of tools for building isomorphic web apps with @r/framework. Provides a build system, server GUI, project generator, and some helpful utilities.


    mothership generate reddit-mobile
    > generating project "reddit-mobile"...
    > building directory structure...
      - README
      - server.js
      - client.js
      - config.js
      - middleware/
      - assets/
      - tests/
    > generating package.json...
    > installing npm modules...
    > building initial packages...
    Complete! Run `mothership launch` to run the server.
    mothership launch
    launching reddit-mobile at localhost:4444...
    launched 4 processes.
    launching repl...
    reddit-mobile-app~$ debug web
    Showing all logging for web requests...
    GET / (80ms)


    The easiest way to install is through NPM - just run npm install -g @r/mothership. This will add a binary, mothership, to your global node modules. If you want to use mothership's libraries, such as the build process, you can instead run npm install @r/mothership --save in your project. If installed locally, you can add npm scripts such as "start": "@r/mothership launch" to your package.json.

    Alternatively, clone this repository and run npm install -g from the directory.

    CLI Usage

    mothership provides a binary for functions involving setting up and launching @r/framework applications.


    mothership generate will use a template to generate a new directory structure for a web project. It will set up a barebones application with one "Hello World" page, from which you can begin building your application. It will also run the first build for you, so you can launch the server and begin working immediately. It will not overwrite any existing files. It will run git init if git is available and there is not an existing repository.


    • --bare does not set up any pages or routes; it will only create the directory structure and a minimal package.json file
    • --no-build skips the first build process
    • --dry-run will print out what the structure will be, but will not write any files.
    • --force will overwrite any existing, conflicting files.


    mothership launch will launch a webserver. It runs in dev mode by default, which will watch for file changes and reload web servers, and will launch a terminal interface which includes a CLI and REPL.


    • --no-interface turns off the terminal interface.
    • --no-watch turns off the filesystem watcher.
    • --server is an alias which combines both --no-interface and --no-watch.

    Library Usage

    mothership provides libraries to help build @r/framework applications.


    mothership.Build provides utilities for using webpack to build web applications.


    // compile.js
    const { Build } = import "@r/mothership";
    const options = {};
    const build = new Build(options);;;


    Build uses all standard webpack configuration options. Defaults are lised below:

    const COMMON_CONFIG = {
      output: {
        path: path.join(__dirname, 'bin'),
        filename: "[name].js",
      resolve: {
        extensions: ['', '.js'],
      module: {
        loaders: [
              test: /\.css$/,
              loader: ExtractTextPlugin.extract("style-loader", "css-loader")
              test: /\.less$/,
              loader: ExtractTextPlugin.extract("style-loader", "css-loader!less-loader")
            test: /\.js$/,
            exclude: /node_modules/,
            loader: 'babel',
            query: {
              presets: [
              plugins: [
      plugins: [
        new ExtractTextPlugin('[name].css'),
      postcss: [
          browsers: ['last 2 versions'],


    npm i @r/mothership

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