Build Process deprecated

Building the UI is pretty simple.


On a fresh checkout, the module dependencies need to be installed. Run npm install to install them.

Build the software

The default grunt task will build project once.


After a while, there will be a build/ directory containing all the files needed.

Install the software

In order to copy all files to another directory, run grunt install --dest=/path/to/appsuite/. This will copy the build/ directory to the desired destination.

Local development

The dev task can be used for local development.

grunt dev

This will not work, unless you generate a local configuration file:

grunt show-config:local --output=grunt/local.conf.json

This file needs a remote "server" be configured in grunt/local.conf.json. After that, the local code will be served and missing files as well as API calls will be proxied to the server.

For more information on all possible grunt tasks, refer to the README file of the shared grunt configuration.


ui does not build properly

  • delete ui/build directory
  • delete ui/node_modules
  • delete ui/bower_components
  • runt grunt build again

The ui starts but the top bar does not contain any apps/modules

Please check the manifests file returned by your (local/remote) server.