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- Node LTS (see releases for specific versions)
- Yarn Classic
- Android Studio 4.2 or later
- Android SDK Platform 29
- Android SDK Build-Tools 30.0.3
- To install the required SDKs, go into Preferences ❭ Appearance & Behavior ❭ System Settings ❭ Android SDK.
- Android Studio 4.2 or later
- Ensure that Developer Mode is turned on in Windows Settings app
- Install development dependencies as described in the React Native for Windows documentation
We use Yarn to install npm dependencies. From the repo root, run:
Once it's done, you can choose to build all packages or just the packages you're interested in.
If you want to build all packages, run the following command at the root:
Otherwise, you can specify which package to build, e.g.
yarn build-scope cli
Alternatively, you can navigate to the package folder and run:
yarn build --dependencies
Both the repository level
build-scope and the package local
build --dependencies ensure all dependencies are built before the target
Below is a table of commonly used commands and what they do depending on your current working directory.
|Command||Repository Level||Package Level|
|Builds all packages in the repository||Builds the current package only|
|--||Builds the current package and its dependencies|
|Builds the specified package and its dependencies||--|
|Formats all packages in the repository||Formats the current package only|
|Lints all packages in the repository||Lints the current package only|
|Tests all packages in the repository||Tests the current package only|
Adding a New Package
To ensure that there is consistency and shared practices across the monorepo, we have introduced a small script to easily allow for new packages generation.
yarn new-package <package-name>
To generate a sample project for you to use; this is based on
packages/template. You can pass the extra flag
--experimental to send the
package in the
incubator folder — files will be tweaked as necessary.
Each package in this monorepo contains a change log. The log is built from change descriptions submitted with each PR.
$ yarn change
This launches Changesets, which collects and records information about your change.
Follow the prompts and describe the changes you are making to each package. This
information is written in files under
/.changeset. Our CI loop uses these
files to bump package versions and update package change logs.
Note that you only need one change log entry per feature/fix. You don't need to create new entries if you're addressing PR feedback.
Our release process is fully automated by Changesets.
When a PR is merged, our CI loop uses
Changesets to version-bump each changed
package and publish it to
You can trigger formatting by running
yarn format, and linting with