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HMR, and plugin development (npm link) issues #656

NathanaelA opened this Issue Sep 14, 2018 · 1 comment


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NathanaelA commented Sep 14, 2018

Issue Checklist

  • You are submitting: a bug report.
  • You verified that this is a real problem by searching the [NativeScript Forum] and the other [issues] in this repo.
  • You checked our [demo apps] and the [documentation] for sample usage.

Tell us about the problem

HMR works fine for all the files in the app EXCEPT for any files that are in a junction on windows. When you are doing plugin development (including the nativescript-plugin-seed) the directory "../src" that is symlinked/junctioned is not watched for HMR changes.

You can duplicate this issue by cloning almost any one of my repos that is setup for NS 4 development and has a demo included. The simplist one is and then just add webpack, and do a npm i and then when you run it with --hmr enabled; you can try and modify the ../src/localstorage.js and you will see it is ignored.

This issue stems from this issue: webpack/watchpack#61
Which already has a PR on: webpack/watchpack#72
And a webpack request to expose on: webpack/webpack#6845

Manually changing watchpack source and the followSymlinks: true allows this to work.

Local environment

  • Platform: Windows (unsure on Linux/Mac)
  • NativeScript CLI version 4.3.0-2018-09-12-12207
  • NS-WebPack: "^0.17.0-2018-09-12-02"

Project data

  • Platform you are building the app for: Android
  • Node dependencies:
  "dependencies": {
    "nativescript-localstorage": "file:../src",
    "nativescript-theme-core": "~1.0.4",
    "tns-core-modules": "^4.2.0"
  "devDependencies": {
    "babel-traverse": "6.4.5",
    "babel-types": "6.4.5",
    "babylon": "6.4.5",
    "lazy": "1.0.11",
    "nativescript-dev-webpack": "^0.17.0-2018-09-12-02"
  • Webpack configuration:
Unmodified webpack configuration installed by 0.17

Related partially to this issue: NativeScript/nativescript-cli#3890

cc: @vtrifonov

@NickIliev NickIliev added the bug label Sep 25, 2018


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