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Appcelerator CLI 7.1.0.GA - 13 August 2019

Appcelerator CLI 7.1.0.GA is a minor release that includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes. This release also brings full support for Node 10 to the Appcelerator CLI.

As of this release, CLI 7.0.x will not be supported six months (2020-02-13) from 7.1.0.GA's release date. See Axway Appcelerator Deprecation Policy and Nominal Lifetimes documents for details.

Component versions

The following components are shipped with CLI 7.1.0:

API Builder3.2.13
Cloud CLI2.1.0
Titanium CLI5.2.1

New features

  • ALOY-1316 - Support use of $.args.* in any XML attribute or TSS property
    • Values passed in at creation of a view can now be used as values in TSS and XML. For example, if the name property was passed in at creation it can be used on a label like <Label text="$" />
  • ALOY-1632 - Allow importing a custom template during alloy new
    • A custom template directory can be provided to the alloy new command alloy new . /path/to/template. This can also be done via the appc cli using the --template option on appc new command.
  • ALOY-1646 - Allow platform xml namespaces to be used with xml attributes in Alloy
    • Attributes set in XML can now be assigned per platform by using the platform name as a prefix. For example: <Label ios:text="Hello iOS!" android:text="Hello Android!" />
  • ALOY-1363 - Add support to set object properties in XML
    • Previously the only way to set object properties (like font.fontFamily for a Label) was to use TSS. You can now use dot.notation in XML. For example: <Label font.fontFamily="Roboto">Hello</Label>


  • ALOY-1505 - Add ability to pass cancel attribute to Option element for OptionDialog
    • Added ability to pass cancel attribute to <Option> element
  • ALOY-1612 - CLI: Be able to use Alloy source-maps in Safari Debugger / Chrome Dev-Tools
    • Debugging Alloy applications in Chrome (for Android) or Safari (for iOS) can now be performed on iOS
  • ALOY-1648 - Include BackboneJS v1.4.0
    • Updated BackboneJS to version 1.4.0
  • ALOY-1652 - CLI: Improve handling of missing directories and files in alloy new
    • When providing an invalid template directory via the alloy new command, it now provides better clarification as to what is missing
  • ALOY-1682 - Alloy: MomentJS upgrading to v2.24.0
    • Updated MomentJS to version 2.24.0
  • ALOY-1683 - Alloy: UnderscoreJS upgrading to v1.9.1
    • Updated UnderscoreJS to version 1.9.1
  • CLI-1346 - Improve the CLI install flow
    • Improved install process to reduce CLI install time
  • CLI-1349 - Support passing a custom template directory to alloy new command
    • Added support for passing a custom template directory to alloy new command

Fixed issues

  • ALOY-1535 - iOS: Warning message thrown when using <View> in <AlertDialog> (Android-only)
  • ALOY-1653 - Runtime error on Android when using optiondialog and not declaring destructive or cancel properties
  • ALOY-1684 - Calling sort for a collection does not call the dataFunction as of backbone 1.1.2 and above
  • ALOY-1690 - Sourcemaps not being generated for files under lib
  • ALOY-1691 - Source maps reports incorrect "file" value"
  • CLI-1233 - If you build appc-cli with NPM 3.X and Node 6.10.3, then you will get ""listener" argument must be a function"" when creating a mobile project
  • CLI-1330 - appc use --prerelease -o json will try to download version json
  • CLI-1331 - Prompting for project details during arrow app creation broken on Node 10 on Windows
  • CLI-1340 - Login error when using Node 10 in Windows

Known issues

  • ALOY-1696 - CLI: Unable to see project files in Chrome debugger on Windows
    • Debugging in Chrome on Windows does not resolve the project correctly. Workaround: use Studio to debug.

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