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Update or remove Express #126

chetanankola opened this Issue Apr 11, 2012 · 7 comments


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I recently tried deploying my Mojito app to "Nodejitsu" and the folks at Nodejitsu told me that Express needs update since a "race condition bug for listening" (my app apparently wasnt listening right) was fixed in Express 2.5.9

So I was asked to wait till "Mojito" updates its express.

To deploy onto nodejitsu I was asked to make the following changes:

In my App's server.js I was asked to change this line:
module.exports = require('mojito').createServer();
module.exports = require('mojito').listen();

and in package.json
"scripts": {
"start": "mojito start"


"scripts": {
"start": "server.js"


rwaldura commented Apr 11, 2012

Thanks for the report, Chetan.
Guess we'll just have to upgrade Express!


mojit0 commented Apr 11, 2012

There are a couple of issues. Updating express is something we can schedule, but there's also some unfortunate cruft in the startup sequence that means the server.js file won't start mojito properly so changing from 'mojito start' to 'server.js' may not be workable. The good news is this is on our radar for the near-to-mid-term. We'll try to see if we can bump this up given that it's in your way tho!

Marak commented Apr 12, 2012

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help in making sure mojito apps can be required and started programmatically.

A top-level method to start up a server that accepts configuration options would be ideal.


FabianFrank commented Jul 14, 2012

@mojit0 @Marak @rwaldura @chetanankola

I just played with Mojito 0.3.28 and nodejitsu. After small changes (see referenced pull request) I got our weather training app working on nodejitsu:

You can find the source of the weather app (fixed package.json and server.js) here:


rwaldura commented Aug 30, 2012

@mojit0 is working on this, via #422.


rwaldura commented Oct 11, 2012

See also bz5753621 for an example of how Express is currently used -- i.e. we need to support the upload use-case even though we drop Express.


rwaldura commented Nov 29, 2012

We've updated Express to 2.5.10. I'll open another ticket to chuck it out entirely (i.e. drop our dependency on Express).

@rwaldura rwaldura closed this Nov 29, 2012

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