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Phoenix 1.2.x to 1.3.0 Upgrade Instructions

If you want a run-down of the 1.3 changes and the design decisions behidn those changes, check out the LonestarElixir Phoenix 1.3 keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMO28ar0lW8

To use the new phx.new project generator, you can install the archive with the following command:

$ mix archive.install https://github.com/phoenixframework/archives/raw/master/phx_new.ez

Bump your phoenix dep

Phoenix v1.3.0 is a backwards compatible release with v1.2.x. To upgrade your existing 1.2.x project, simply bump your phoenix dependency in mix.exs:

def deps do
  [{:phoenix, "~> 1.3.0-rc"},
   ...]
end

Update your static manifest location

If using the digest task (mix phoenix.digest), the location of the built manifest has changed from priv/static/manifest.json to priv/static/cache_manifest.json. Update your config/prod.exs endpoint config with the following changes:

-cache_static_manifest: "priv/static/manifest.json"
+cache_static_manifest: "priv/static/cache_manifest.json"

Next, run mix deps.get and you're all set! Continue reading to jump on the latest project structure conventions (optional).

Update your project the new 1.3 directory structure (optional)

mix.exs

In mix.exs, update your elixirc_paths/1 clauses to remove "web":

- defp elixirc_paths(:test), do: ["lib", "web", "test/support"]
- defp elixirc_paths(_),     do: ["lib", "web"]
+ defp elixirc_paths(:test), do: ["lib", "test/support"]
+ defp elixirc_paths(_),     do: ["lib"]

If you have a reloadable_paths configuration in your config/dev.exs, you may remove this value as all elixirc_paths are now reloaded in dev by default.

Move your root-level web/ directory to lib/app_name/web, and migrate to new Web namespace

The root level web/ directory for new projects has been removed in favor of lib/my_app/web. Additionally, a Web namespace convention has been added to isolate the web interface from your elixir application.

Migrate your files to the new structure with the following steps:

  1. $ cd my_app
  2. $ mv web lib/my_app/web
  3. $ mv lib/my_app/endpoint.ex lib/my_app/web/
  4. Update your view root path in web.ex to point to the new template location, and add the :namespace option:
  def view do
    quote do
-      use Phoenix.View, root: "web/templates"
+      use Phoenix.View, root: "lib/my_app/web/templates",
+                        namespace: MyApp.Web
       ...
  1. Add the namespace option to your controller definition in web.ex:
  def controller do
    quote do
-     use Phoenix.Controller
+     use Phoenix.Controller, namespace: MyApp.Web
  1. Update your aliases in web.ex controller, view, and channel definitions to use the new Web namespace:
  def controller do
    quote do
      ...
-     import MyApp.Router.Helpers
+     import MyApp.Web.Router.Helpers
-     import MyApp.Gettext
+     import MyApp.Web.Gettext
    end
  end

  def view do
    quote do
      ...
-     import MyApp.Router.Helpers
+     import MyApp.Web.Router.Helpers
-     import MyApp.ErrorHelpers
+     import MyApp.WebErrorHelpers
-     import MyApp.Gettext
+     import MyApp.Web.Gettext
    end
  end

  def channel do
    quote do
      ...
-     import MyApp.Gettext
+     import MyApp.Web.Gettext
    end
  end
  1. Rename all web related modules in lib/my_app/web/ (gettext.ex, controllers/*, views/*, channels/*, endpoint.ex, router.ex) to include a Web namespace, for example:
  • MyApp.Endpoint => MyApp.Web.Endpoint
  • MyApp.Router => MyApp.Web.Router
  • MyApp.PageController => MyApp.Web.PageController
  • MyApp.PageView => MyApp.Web.PageView
  • MyApp.UserSocket => MyApp.Web.UserSocket
  • etc
  1. Update all alias in lib/app_name/web/router.ex to include new Web namespace. Most likely you can accomplish this by adding .Web to the second argument of your scope blocks, for example:
- defmodule MyApp.Router do
+ defmodule MyApp.Web.Router do
  ...
-   scope "/", MyApp do
+   scope "/", MyApp.Web do
      pipe_through :browser
     
      resources "/users", UserController
      ...
   end
  1. Update endpoint.ex to use new web modules:
- defmodule MyApp.Endpoint do
+ defmodule MyApp.Web.Endpoint do
    ...
-   socket "/socket", MyApp.UserSocket
+   socket "/socket", MyApp.Web.UserSocket
    ...
-   plug MyApp.Router
+   plug MyApp.Web.Router
  1. in lib/my_app.ex, update your children to reference the new endpoint and remove the config_change callback:
    ...
    children = [
      ...
-     supervisor(MyApp.Endpoint, []),
+     supervisor(MyApp.Web.Endpoint, []),
      ...
    ]
    
  ...
- def config_change(changed, _new, removed) do
-   MyApp.Endpoint.config_change(changed, removed)
-   :ok
- end
  1. Update all endpoint aliases in config/*.exs (config.exs, prod.exs, prod.secret.exs dev.exs, test.exs, etc) aliases to use new Web namespace:
- config :my_app, MyApp.Endpoint,
+ config :my_app, MyApp.Web.Endpoint,
    ...
-   render_errors: [view: MyApp.ErrorView, accepts: ~w(html json)],
+   render_errors: [view: MyApp.Web.ErrorView, accepts: ~w(html json)],
  ...
  1. Update your live-reload patterns config in config/dev.exs:
- config :my_app, MyApp.Endpoint,
+ config :my_app, MyApp.Web.Endpoint,
    live_reload: [
      patterns: [
        ~r{priv/static/.*(js|css|png|jpeg|jpg|gif|svg)$},
        ~r{priv/gettext/.*(po)$},
-       ~r{web/views/.*(ex)$},
-       ~r{web/templates/.*(eex)$}
+       ~r{lib/my_app/web/views/.*(ex)$},
+       ~r{lib/my_app/web/templates/.*(eex)$}
      ]
    ]
  1. Rename your test/support/conn_case.ex and test/support/channel_case.ex modules to include Web namespace, and update @endpoint and router aliases in each:
-defmodule MyApp.ConnCase do
+defmodule MyApp.Web.ConnCase do
  using do
    quote do
      ...
-     import MyApp.Router.Helpers
+     import MyApp.Web.Router.Helpers

      # The default endpoint for testing
-     @endpoint MyApp.Endpoint
+     @endpoint MyApp.Web.Endpoint
    end
  end
  ...


-defmodule MyApp.ChannelCase do
+defmodule MyApp.Web.ChannelCase do

  using do
    quote do
      ...
-     @endpoint MyApp.Endpoint
+     @endpoint MyApp.Web.Endpoint
    end
  end
  ...
  1. Update all test/*/**.exs references to use MyApp.ConnCase or use MyApp.ChannelCase to use new MyApp.Web.ConnCase and MyApp.Web.ChannelCase aliases.

Move static assets inside self-contained assets/ directory

New projects now include a root-level assets/ directory, which serves as a self-contained location for your asset builder's config, source files, and packages. This changer keeps things like node_modules, package.json, and brunch-config.js from leaking into the root of your elixir application. Update your app to the new structure by following these steps:

  1. move all web/static/ sources into assets/, followed by package.json, node_modules, and brunch-config.js
$ mv mv lib/my_app/web/static assets/
$ mv assets/assets assets/static
$ mv package.json assets/
$ mv brunch-config.js assets/
$ rm -rf node_modules
  1. Update your asset/package.json phoenix and phoenix_html paths:
  "dependencies": {
-   "phoenix": "file:deps/phoenix",
+   "phoenix": "file:../deps/phoenix",
-   "phoenix_html": "file:deps/phoenix_html"
+   "phoenix_html": "file:../deps/phoenix_html"
  },
  1. Update your assets/brunch-config.js to be aware of the new conventions:
  conventions: {
-   // This option sets where we should place non-css and non-js assets in.
-   // By default, we set this to "/web/static/assets". Files in this directory
-   // will be copied to `paths.public`, which is "priv/static" by default.
-   assets: /^(web\/static\/assets)/
+   // This option sets where we should place non-css and non-js assets in.
+   // By default, we set this to "/assets/static". Files in this directory
+   // will be copied to `paths.public`, which is "priv/static" by default.
+   assets: /^(static)/
  },
  
  paths: {
    // Dependencies and current project directories to watch
-   watched: [
-     "web/static",
-     "test/static"
-   ],
+   watched: ["static", "css", "js", "vendor"],

    // Where to compile files to
-   public: "priv/static"
+   public: "../priv/static"
  },

  plugins: {
    babel: {
      // Do not use ES6 compiler in vendor code
-     ignore: [/web\/static\/vendor/]
+     ignore: [/vendor/]
    }
  },

  modules: {
    autoRequire: {
-     "js/app.js": ["web/static/js/app"]
+     "js/app.js": ["js/app"]
    }
  },
  1. Update your config/dev.exs watcher to run in the new assets directory:
config :my_app, MyApp.Web.Endpoint,
  ...
  watchers: [node: ["node_modules/brunch/bin/brunch", "watch", "--stdin",
-                  cd: Path.expand("../", __DIR__)]]
+                  cd: Path.expand("../assets", __DIR__)]]

  1. Install the node deps: $cd assets && npm install

Test it all with mix phx.server, and mix test and you should see:

$ mix phx.server
[info] Running MyApp.Web.Endpoint with Cowboy using http://0.0.0.0:4000
01 Mar 15:40:05 - info: compiled 6 files into 2 files, copied 3 in 976ms
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