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v0.5.1

  • Speed up server-side subscription handling by avoiding redundant work when the same Mongo query is observed multiple times concurrently (eg, by multiple users subscribing to the same subscription), and by using a simpler "unordered" algorithm.

  • Meteor now waits to invoke method callbacks until all the data written by the method is available in the local cache. This way, method callbacks can see the full effects of their writes. This includes the callbacks passed to Meteor.call and Meteor.apply, as well as to the Meteor.Collection insert/update/remove methods.

    If you want to process the method's result as soon as it arrives from the server, even if the method's writes are not available yet, you can now specify an onResultReceived callback to Meteor.apply.

  • Rework latency compensation to show server data changes sooner. Previously, as long as any method calls were in progress, Meteor would buffer all data changes sent from the server until all methods finished. Meteor now only buffers writes to documents written by client stubs, and applies the writes as soon as all methods that wrote that document have finished.

  • Meteor.userLoaded() and {{currentUserLoaded}} have been removed. Previously, during the login process on the client, Meteor.userId() could be set but the document at Meteor.user() could be incomplete. Meteor provided the function Meteor.userLoaded() to differentiate between these states. Now, this in-between state does not occur: when a user logs in, Meteor.userId() only is set once Meteor.user() is fully loaded.

  • New reactive function Meteor.loggingIn() and template helper {{loggingIn}}; they are true whenever some login method is in progress. accounts-ui now uses this to show an animation during login.

  • The sass CSS preprocessor package has been removed. It was based on an unmaintained NPM module which did not implement recent versions of the Sass language and had no error handling. Consider using the less or stylus packages instead. #143

  • Meteor.setPassword is now called Accounts.setPassword, matching the documentation and original intention. #454

  • Passing the wait option to Meteor.apply now waits for all in-progress method calls to finish before sending the method, instead of only guaranteeing that its callback occurs after the callbacks of in-progress methods.

  • New function Accounts.callLoginMethod which should be used to call custom login handlers (such as those registered with Accounts.registerLoginHandler).

  • The callbacks for Meteor.loginWithToken and Accounts.createUser now match the other login callbacks: they are called with error on error or with no arguments on success.

  • Fix bug where method calls could be dropped during a brief disconnection. #339

  • Prevent running the meteor command-line tool and server on unsupported Node versions.

  • Fix Minimongo query bug with nested objects. #455

  • In accounts-ui, stop page layout from changing during login.

  • Use path.join instead of / in paths (helpful for the unofficial Windows port) #303

  • The spiderable package serves pages to facebookexternalhit #411

  • Fix error on Firefox with DOM Storage disabled.

  • Avoid invalidating listeners if setUserId is called with current value.

  • Upgrade many dependencies, including:

    • MongoDB 2.2.1 (from 2.2.0)
    • underscore 1.4.2 (from 1.3.3)
    • bootstrap 2.2.1 (from 2.1.1)
    • jQuery 1.8.2 (from 1.7.2)
    • less 1.3.1 (from 1.3.0)
    • stylus 0.30.1 (from 0.29.0)
    • coffee-script 1.4.0 (from 1.3.3)

Patches contributed by GitHub users ayal, dandv, possibilities, TomWij, tmeasday, and workmad3.

v0.5.0

  • This release introduces Meteor Accounts, a full-featured auth system that supports

    • fine-grained user-based control over database reads and writes
    • federated login with any OAuth provider (with built-in support for Facebook, GitHub, Google, Twitter, and Weibo)
    • secure password login
    • email validation and password recovery
    • an optional set of UI widgets implementing standard login/signup/password change/logout flows

    When you upgrade to Meteor 0.5.0, existing apps will lose the ability to write to the database from the client. To restore this, either:

    • configure each of your collections with collection.allow and collection.deny calls to specify which users can perform which write operations, or
    • add the insecure smart package (which is included in new apps by default) to restore the old behavior where anyone can write to any collection which has not been configured with allow or deny

    For more information on Meteor Accounts, see http://docs.meteor.com/#dataandsecurity and http://docs.meteor.com/#accounts_api

  • The new function Meteor.autorun allows you run any code in a reactive context. See http://docs.meteor.com/#meteor_autorun

  • Arrays and objects can now be stored in the Session; mutating the value you retrieve with Session.get does not affect the value in the session.

  • On the client, Meteor.apply takes a new wait option, which ensures that no further method calls are sent to the server until this method is finished; it is used for login and logout methods in order to keep the user ID well-defined. You can also specifiy an onReconnect handler which is run when re-establishing a connection; Meteor Accounts uses this to log back in on reconnect.

  • Meteor now provides a compatible replacement for the DOM localStorage facility that works in IE7, in the localstorage-polyfill smart package.

  • Meteor now packages the D3 library for manipulating documents based on data in a smart package called d3.

  • Meteor.Collection now takes its optional manager argument (used to associate a collection with a server you've connected to with Meteor.connect) as a named option. (The old call syntax continues to work for now.)

  • Fix a bug where trying to immediately resubscribe to a record set after unsubscribing could fail silently.

  • Better error handling for failed Mongo writes from inside methods; previously, errors here could cause clients to stop processing data from the server.

Patches contributed by GitHub users bradens, dandv, dybskiy, possibilities, zhangcheng, and 75lb.

v0.4.2

  • Fix connection failure on iOS6. SockJS 0.3.3 includes this fix.

  • The new preserve-inputs package, included by default in new Meteor apps, restores the pre-v0.4.0 behavior of "preserving" all form input elements by ID and name during re-rendering; users who want more precise control over preservation can still use the APIs added in v0.4.0.

  • A few changes to the Meteor.absoluteUrl function:

    • Added a replaceLocalhost option.
    • The ROOT_URL environment variable is respected by meteor run.
    • It is now included in all apps via the meteor package. Apps that explicitly added the now-deprecated absolute-url smart package will log a deprecation warning.
  • Upgrade Node from 0.8.8 to 0.8.11.

  • If a Handlebars helper function foo returns null, you can now run do {{foo.bar}} without error, just like when foo is a non-existent property.

  • If you pass a non-scalar object to Session.set, an error will now be thrown (matching the behavior of Session.equals). #215

  • HTML pages are now served with a charset=utf-8 Content-Type header. #264

  • The contents of <select> tags can now be reactive even in IE 7 and 8.

  • The meteor tool no longer gets confused if a parent directory of your project is named public. #352

  • Fix a race condition in the spiderable package which could include garbage in the spidered page.

  • The REPL run by admin/node.sh no longer crashes Emacs M-x shell on exit.

  • Refactor internal reload API.

  • New internal jsparse smart package. Not yet exposed publicly.

Patch contributed by GitHub user yanivoliver.

v0.4.1

  • New email smart package, with Email.send API.

  • Upgrade Node from 0.6.17 to 0.8.8, as well as many Node modules in the dev bundle; those that are user-exposed are:

    • coffee-script: 1.3.3 (from 1.3.1)
    • stylus: 0.29.0 (from 0.28.1)
    • nib: 0.8.2 (from 0.7.0)
  • All publicly documented APIs now use camelCase rather than under_scores. The old spellings continue to work for now. New names are:

    • Meteor.isClient/isServer
    • this.isSimulation inside a method invocation
    • Meteor.deps.Context.onInvalidate
    • Meteor.status().retryCount/retryTime
  • Spark improvements

    • Optimize selector matching for event maps.
    • Fix Spark._currentRenderer behavior in timer callbacks.
    • Fix bug caused by interaction between Template.foo.preserve and {{#constant}}. #323
    • Allow {{#each}} over a collection of objects without _id. #281
    • Spark now supports Firefox 3.6.
    • Added a script to build a standalone spark.js that does not depend on Meteor (it depends on jQuery or Sizzle if you need IE7 support, and otherwise is fully standalone).
  • Database writes from within Meteor.setTimeout/setInterval/defer will be batched with other writes from the current method invocation if they start before the method completes.

  • Make Meteor.Cursor.forEach fully synchronous even if the user's callback yields. #321.

  • Recover from exceptions thrown in Meteor.publish handlers.

  • Upgrade bootstrap to version 2.1.1. #336, #337, #288, #293

  • Change the implementation of the meteor deploy password prompt to not crash Emacs M-x shell.

  • Optimize LocalCollection.remove(id) to be O(1) rather than O(n).

  • Optimize client-side database performance when receiving updated data from the server outside of method calls.

  • Better error reporting when a package in .meteor/packages does not exist.

  • Better error reporting for coffeescript. #331

  • Better error handling in Handlebars.Exception.

Patches contributed by GitHub users fivethirty, tmeasday, and xenolf.

v0.4.0

  • Merge Spark, a new live page update engine

    • Breaking API changes
      • Input elements no longer preserved based on id and name attributes. Use preserve instead.
      • All Meteor.ui functions removed. Use Meteor.render, Meteor.renderList, and Spark functions instead.
      • New template functions (eg. created, rendered, etc) may collide with existing helpers. Use Template.foo.helpers() to avoid conflicts.
      • New syntax for declaring event maps. Use Template.foo.events({...}). For backwards compatibility, both syntaxes are allowed for now.
    • New Template features
  • Use PACKAGE_DIRS environment variable to override package location. #227

  • Add absolute-url package to construct URLs pointing to the application.

  • Allow modifying documents returned by observe callbacks. #209

  • Fix periodic crash after client disconnect. #212

  • Fix minimingo crash on dotted queries with undefined keys. #126

v0.3.9

  • Add spiderable package to allow web crawlers to index Meteor apps.

  • meteor deploy uses SSL to protect application deployment.

  • Fix stopImmediatePropagation(). #205

v0.3.8

  • HTTPS support

    • Add force-ssl package to require site to load over HTTPS.
    • Use HTTPS for install script and meteor update.
    • Allow runtime configuration of default DDP endpoint.
  • Handlebars improvements

    • Implement dotted path traversal for helpers and methods.
    • Allow functions in helper arguments.
    • Change helper nesting rules to allow functions as arguments.
    • Fix {{this.foo}} to never invoke helper foo.
    • Make event handler this reflect the node that matched the selector instead of the event target node.
    • Fix keyword arguments to helpers.
  • Add nib support to stylus package. #175

  • Upgrade bootstrap to version 2.0.4. #173

  • Print changelog after meteor update.

  • Fix mouseenter and mouseleave events. #224

  • Fix issue with spurious heartbeat failures on busy connections.

  • Fix exception in minimongo when matching non-arrays using $all. #183

  • Fix serving an empty file when no cacheable assets exist. #179

v0.3.7

  • Better parsing of .html template files

    • Allow HTML comments (<!-- -->) at top level
    • Allow whitespace anywhere in open/close tag
    • Provide names and line numbers on error
    • More helpful error messages
  • Form control improvements

    • Fix reactive radio buttons in Internet Explorer.
    • Fix reactive textareas to update consistently across browsers, matching text field behavior.
  • http package bug fixes:

    • Send correct Content-Type when POSTing params from the server. #172
    • Correctly detect JSON response Content-Type when a charset is present.
  • Support Handlebars.SafeString. #160

  • Fix intermittent "Cursor is closed" mongo error.

  • Fix "Cannot read property 'nextSibling' of null" error in certain nested templates. #142

  • Add heartbeat timer on the client to notice when the server silently goes away.

v0.3.6

  • Rewrite event handling. this in event handlers now refers to the data context of the element that generated the event, not the top-level data context of the template where the event is declared.

  • Add /websocket endpoint for raw websockets. Pass websockets through development mode proxy.

  • Simplified API for Meteor.connect, which now receives a URL to a Meteor app rather than to a sockjs endpoint.

  • Fix livedata to support subscriptions with overlapping documents.

  • Update node.js to 0.6.17 to fix potential security issue.

v0.3.5

  • Fix 0.3.4 regression: Call event map handlers on bubbled events. #107

v0.3.4

  • Add Twitter bootstrap package. #84

  • Add packages for sass and stylus CSS pre-processors. #40, #50

  • Bind events correctly on top level elements in a template.

  • Fix dotted path selectors in minimongo. #88

  • Make backbone package also run on the server.

  • Add bare option to coffee-script compilation so variables can be shared between multiple coffee-script file. #85

  • Upgrade many dependency versions. User visible highlights:

    • node.js 0.6.15
    • coffee-script 1.3.1
    • less 1.3.0
    • sockjs 0.3.1
    • underscore 1.3.3
    • backbone 0.9.2
  • Several documentation fixes and test coverage improvements.

v0.3.3

  • Add http package for making HTTP requests to remote servers.

  • Add madewith package to put a live-updating Made with Meteor badge on apps.

  • Reduce size of mongo database on disk (--smallfiles).

  • Prevent unnecessary hot-code pushes on deployed apps during server migration.

  • Fix issue with spaces in directory names. #39

  • Workaround browser caching issues in development mode by using query parameters on all JavaScript and CSS requests.

  • Many documentation and test fixups.

v0.3.2

  • Initial public launch
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