JHipster release 4.2.0
The biggest news in JHipster 4.2.0 is that we migrated to the freshly-released Angular 4! This includes AOT support inside JHipster, which provides an important performance enhancements - have a look at the Angular cookbook on AOT if you need more information.
Angular 4 is still in BETA, but the final release is getting closer and closer. We now have quite a lot of people using it, with some very good results. Our biggest remaining work is to provide a “production” build as good as the AngularJS 1 (in fact, thanks to AOT, it should be much, much better!!). So you can start developing Angular 4 applications with confidence, and prepare to upgrade your JHipster version when we have finished the production build.
Other really cool features are:
- ELK 5 and Zipkin support in our microservices architecture by Pierre Besson - beware, the new dashboards are gorgeous :-)
- Rancher support by Steve Houël, documentation should be available in the next few days.
Closed tickets and merged pull requests
How to upgrade
For an automatic upgrade, use the JHipster upgrade sub-generator on an existing application:
For a manual upgrade, first upgrade your version of JHipster with:
yarn global upgrade generator-jhipster
If you have an existing project, it will still use the JHipster version with which it was generated.
To upgrade your project, you must first delete its
node_modules folder and then run:
You can also update your project and all its entities by running
yo jhipster --with-entities
You can also update your entities one-by-one by running again the entity sub-generator, for example if your entity is named Foo
yo jhipster:entity Foo
Help and bugs
If you find any issue with this release, don’t hesitate to:
If the issue you have is an urgent bug or security issue, please:
- Contact @java_hipster on Twitter