Bundling React Native during Android release builds

Bundling #reactnative during Android release builds

  • Again, the sample project is the key, look at the sample app’s build.gradle file.Notice the config section:/** * The react.gradle file registers a task for each build variant (e.g. bundleDebugJsAndAssets * and bundleReleaseJsAndAssets).
  • By default, bundleDebugJsAndAssets is skipped, as in debug/dev mode we prefer to load the * bundle directly from the development server.
  • * * project.ext.react = [ * // the name of the generated asset file containing your JS bundle * bundleAssetName: “index.android.bundle”, * * // the entry file for bundle generation * entryFile: “index.android.js”, * * // whether to bundle JS and assets in debug mode * bundleInDebug: false,…*/These values allow…
  • gradle file, we were able to hook into the bundling command on all our release builds.Our config:// Configures the bundleJS commands for React-Nativeproject.
  • ext.react = [ // whether to bundle JS and assets in debug mode bundleInDebug: false, // whether to bundle JS and assets in release mode bundleInRelease: true, // the root of your RN project, i.e. where “package.json” lives root: from: “path to RN this, we can correctly build our signed,…

I would have expected this to be a straightforward, well documented workflow, but was unfortunately a bit disappointed. It took a bit of digging to finally automate bundling process within our release
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