demeteorizer

Converts a Meteor app into a "standard" Node.js application.

Demeteorizer

CLI tool to convert a Meteor app into a "standard" Node.js application. The resulting app contains a package.json file with all required dependencies and can be easily ported to your own servers or Node.js PAAS providers.

Demeteorizer's output is similar to meteor bundle except that it generates a package.json containing all required dependencies. This allows you to easily run npm install on the destination server, which is especially important for compiled modules.

$ npm install -g demeteorizer
$ cd /path/to/meteor/app
$ demeteorizer [options]

-h, --help                    output usage information
-V, --version                 output the version number
-o, --output <path>           Output folder for converted application. Defaults to ./.demeteorized.
-r, --release <version>       The Meteor version. Defaults to latest installed.
-t, --tarball <path>          Output tarball path. If specified, creates a tar.gz of demeteorized application instead of directory.
-a, --app_name <name>         Value to put in the package.json name field. Defaults to the current directory name.
-d, --debug                   Bundle in debug mode (don't minify, etc).

Demeteorizer works on Windows; however, errors will occur when repeatedly running demeteorizer in Node.js versions prior to 0.12.4.

The workaround on earlier versions on Node.js is to delete to generated .demeteorized directory before rerunning demeteorizer.

Meteor version 0.8.1 and below are only supported in Demeteorizer version v0.9.0 and Modulus CLI v1.1.0. For all other versions, use the latest version of Demeteorizer.

This is because the bundle command changed in 0.9 which makes backward compatibility impossible. :(

Convert the Meteor app in the current directory and output to ./.demeteorized

$ demeteorizer

Convert the Meteor app in the current directory and output to ~/meteor-app/converted

$ demeteorizer -o ~/meteor-app/converted

Meteor apps make use of the following environment variables:

  1. MONGO_URL='mongodb://user:password@host:port/databasename?autoReconnect=true'
  2. ROOT_URL='http://example.com'
  3. MAIL_URL='smtp://user:password@mailhost:port/' (optional)
  4. PORT=8080 (optional, defaults to 80)

Note that demeteorized applications still require a MongoDB connection in order to correctly run. To run your demeteorized application locally, you will need MongoDB installed and running.

Run the app:

$ cd /your/output/directory
$ npm install
$ MONGO_URL=mongodb://localhost:27017/test PORT=8080 ROOT_URL=http://localhost:8080 node main

The following steps will create a Meteor example app, convert it, and run it.

$ meteor create --example leaderboard
$ cd leaderboard
$ demeteorizer
$ cd .demeteorized
$ npm install
$ MONGO_URL=[your-url] PORT=8080 ROOT_URL=http://localhost:8080 node main.js

The --tarball option can be used to create a tar.gz of the application instead of putting the converted app in a directory.

$ demeteorizer --tarball /path/to/tarball.tar.gz

The --debug option is passed to the meteor bundle command indicating to meteor that the application should not be minified.

$ demeteorizer --debug

Demeteorizer has been tested with the current Meteor example apps. If you find an app that doesn't convert correctly, throw an issue in Github - https://github.com/onmodulus/demeteorizer/issues

See releases.

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