grunt-jquerymanifest

Generate jQuery plugin manifest automatically from package.json values

grunt-jquerymanifest

Requires Grunt 0.4.0 or newer

Generate jQuery plugin manifest automatically from package.json values

If you haven't used grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a gruntfile as well as install and use grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-jquerymanifest --save-dev

Below is an example gruntfile configuration:

grunt.initConfig({
    jquerymanifest: {
        options: {
            source: grunt.file.readJSON('package.json'),
            overrides: {
                name: "myPlugin",
                title: "jquery.myPlugin",
                author: {
                    name: "Andrew Duthie",
                    email: "andrew@andrewduthie.com",
                    url: "http://www.andrewduthie.com"
                },
                homepage: "http://github.com/aduth/grunt-jquerymanifest",
                demo: "http://github.com/aduth/grunt-jquerymanifest"
            }
        }
    }
});
 
grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-jquerymanifest');
 
grunt.registerTask('default', ['jquerymanifest']);
 

The following manifest properties are automatically mapped from package.json:

  • title - Uses package.json name
  • author - Generates proper jQuery people object with package.json name as name
  • licenses - Generates proper jQuery licenses array with single entry using package.json license as type
  • dependencies - Returns object with jQuery ("*" version) as sole dependency
  • source - This will typically be your package.json file. Specify either with a string (i.e. "package.json") or the object itself (i.e. grunt.file.readJSON('package.json'))
  • overrides - An object containing custom values which will override any inferred value. For example, you might want to specify a homepage or demo URL here, since these are usually not defined as package.json properties

Copyright (c) 2013 Andrew Duthie

Released under the MIT License (see LICENSE.txt)