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Universe Modules - entrypoint edition

This package is a work in progress!

There are some known issues, right now you should use it only if you're ready to work out with some bugs and maybe help with futher development.


This package is essentially the same as universe:modules with one big difference: You can use modules in plain *.js ans *.jsx files, there is no need for *.import.js(x) extension anymore.

For more info see original universe:modules docs


To use modules in your Meteor app you need to

meteor add universe:modules-entrypoint

This package register compilers on js and jsx extension and because of that it will not work with ecmascript and jsx core packages installed at the same time.

You may need to remove them from you app.

ecmascript is installed in all newly created apps by default and you can remove it with

meteor remove ecmascript

Our package give the same set of functionalities + modules support so it is completely safe to remove it.

Removing jsx can be more tricky as it could be implied by react "umbrella" package.

If your using react package then you need to remove it and add other dependencies back:

meteor remove react jsx
meteor add react-runtime react-meteor-data


Full install script for react apps:

meteor remove ecmascript react
meteor add react-runtime react-meteor-data universe:modules-entrypoint


You may notice that your app won't do anything right after install.

This is because files in your app won't get executed automatically anymore.

There is only one file (a.k.a. entry point) that will be executed when app starts, and you have to import all other files from it and start the app flow, similar to most node apps.

This file is main.js in app root directory (the same where .meteor directory is).

Inside this file you can import whatever other files you like. Check universe:modules docs on more info how to do this.

Keep in mind that there are two ways to import modules, normal and dynamic.

Normal is something like:

import myModule from '/my/module/path'

This will execute file when all dependencies are ready, e.g. myModule will be executed first.

If this is not your intended behavior, e.g. you want to execute some code before loading all modules you can use dynamic syntax:

console.log('this will execute right away');
System.import('/my/module/path').then(myModule => {
    console.log('this will execute when myModule is ready:', myModule.default);

Note: You cannot use relative paths when using dynamic syntax.

Safari and FlowRouter issue

There is one common issue with FlowRouter and Safari. You need to tell FlowRouter to wait for routes to load, otherwise it may not load correctly.

You can do it like this:

if (Meteor.isClient) {
System.import('/routesOrSomethingElse').then(() => {
    if (Meteor.isClient) {