How to package the browser example app?April 21, 2019 at 8:55am (Edited 3 years ago)
After building Theia from the source my folder size is 1GB, is there a way to package the browser example to avoid deploying 1GB of files on few VM's where I want run Theia?
April 22, 2019 at 12:22pm
Hi . You would be able to save some storage by building the example application from package.json instead of from sources. e.g have a look at how we build the Theia application for our theiaide/theia docker image: https://github.com/theia-ide/theia-apps/blob/master/theia-docker/Dockerfile#L6-L16
I get a final size: 612MB vs 1.1GB (from sources, including git repo)
Thanks, indeed this is helping. But I wonder how code-server managed to build a binary below 30MB! https://github.com/codercom/code-server/releases For a lot of reasons I prefer Theia, I just need to find how to package it correctly :)
I am down to 376M when I do the cleanups like in the Docker image. If I tar.gz it, the archive is 124 MB. It might be that Theia is pulling more/bigger NPM dependencies vs code-server
Another thing to potentially consider, at least for non-cloud use-cases: electron packaging using electron-builder. One can use this to get native packages for e.g. Windows, Ubuntu and others. See https://github.com/theia-ide/theia-apps/tree/master/theia-electron , but note that I expect this may not work ATM, since we recently switched to Electron 3.x / Node 10.x and we have not updated this application yet.
April 23, 2019 at 6:24am