Angular v6 requires NodeJS v8. Node v8 appears to work fine with the AngularJS client, but for now, you may wish to build this code on a separate VM to avoid disruption.


Apache Configuration

  • Add the following to /etc/apache2/eg_vhost.conf

<Directory "/openils/var/web/eg2">
    FallbackResource /eg2/index.html

Install Node v8

$ cd /tmp
$ wget ''
$ sudo tar -C /usr/local --strip-components 1 -xJf node-v8.11.1-linux-x64.tar.xz
$ sudo npm update
$ sudo npm install -g @angular/cli

Install Evergreen

Checkout Branch

  • Checkout and deploy the working branch as usual.

  • Currently user/berick/lp1626157-ang6-app @ working but this may change.

Install Angular Dependencies

$ cd $EVERGREEN/Open-ILS/src/eg2
$ npm update
$ npm install

OPTIONAL: Installing on an existing Evergreen server

  • Rebuild the AngularJS dependencies using Node v8.

$ cd $EVERGREEN/Open-ILS/web/js/ui/default/staff/
$ rm -r node_modules
$ npm update
$ npm install
$ npm run build # or build-watch

Compile Angular App — Dev Mode

  • Uses the JIT compiler which is faster to compile, but slower in the browser.

    • --watch option also supported.

$ ng build --deploy-url /eg2/ --base-href /eg2/ --output-path  ../../web/eg2/

Compile Angular App — Prod Mode

  • Uses the AOT compiler, which is slower to compile, but faster in the browser.

$ ng build --aot --prod --deploy-url /eg2/ --base-href /eg2/ --output-path  ../../web/eg2/


Build and install Evergreen code as usual. Restart Evergreen and Apache.

Access The Interface

OPTIONAL: Running on an existing EG server

Clear browser cookies for the EG server domain before logging in. The cookie path changes so both /eg/staff and /eg2 can share cookies.