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Release Candidates for Titanium & Appcelerator CLI 5.2.1

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We have published Release Candidates (RC) for Titanium 5.2.1 and Appcelerator CLI 5.2.1, including updates for Alloy and Arrow. To help us get to GA quickly, please give these RCs a try on as many projects possible and report any issues.

NOTE: As we’ve reported our tests have given no indication that Titanium 5.0 and later trigger the Google X509TrustManager Security Alert security alert. Therefor this RC does not include any related changes.

Noteworthy changes and fixes

Some things you might like:

  • ALOY-1356 – Added support for Ti.UI.iOS.LivePhotoView introduced in 5.2.0.GA via <LivePhotoView>.
  • ALOY-1357 – Added support for Ti.UI.iOS.MenuPopup introduced in 5.2.0.GA via <MenuPopup>.
  • TIMOB-16355Ti.UI.TableView.separatorInsets has been split into tableSeparatorInsets (for header and footer) and rowSeparatorInsets.
  • TIMOB-20405Ti.UI.Tab.iconInsets introduced in 5.2.0.GA now calculate bottom and right for you.
  • TIMOB-20453 – The regression in 5.2.0.GA that caused a (by default) black blink between the launch image and first window has been fixed.
  • Several improvements to the MySQL, Composite and MongoDB Arrow Connectors.
  • CLI-687 You can now base a new Alloy project on an existing test app with the --testapp option:
    appc new -t titanium -i com.appc.picker -n AlloyPicker --testapp ui/picker

Release Notes & Known Issues

For more details see the following links:

Report bugs

If you run into any issues that seem related to the updates, please report them on JIRA. First check if it’s a known issue you can watch. If you can’t find an existing ticket, then create one in the Appcelerator Community (AC) project and add as much relevant information as you can, including the RC version you are using.

You can leave general comments as a reply to this blog post.

Update Appcelerator CLI

Both the Appcelerator CLI Installer and the Core Package have been updated.

To update from the command line:

[sudo] npm install -g appcelerator@4.2.4-2
appc use 5.2.1-12

To roll back:

[sudo] npm install -g appcelerator
appc use latest

Update Titanium SDK

To update the Titanium SDK from the command line:

[appc] ti sdk install -d 5.2.1.v20160307134704

To roll back:

[appc] ti sdk select latest

Update global Alloy CLI

The Appcelerator CLI Core Package 5.2.1 includes an update from Alloy 1.7.33 to 1.7.35. If you are using the global Titanium and Alloy CLIs you can update to the latest versions from the command line:

[sudo] npm install -g titanium alloy
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  1. kova

    Fokke Zandbergen, I update today with this release and now I have errors in my app with models. Errors that I haven’t got before this update. Please review my JIRA ticket

    • Thanks Anna, this looks like a known issue but let’s verify that. I left you feedback on the ticket.

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