Migrating to Meteor 1.8.3

How to migrate your application to Meteor 1.8.3.

Most of the new features in Meteor 1.8.3 are either applied directly behind the scenes (in a backwards compatible manner) or are opt-in. For a complete breakdown of the changes, please refer to the changelog.

The above being said, there is a required migration steps for those that use Blaze or jQuery.

Use NPM jQuery

If your application uses blaze-html-templates, the Meteor jquery package will be automatically installed in your .meteor/packages file when you update to Meteor 1.8.3. However, this new version of the Meteor jquery package no longer bundles its own copy of the jquery npm implementation, so you may need to install jquery from npm by running

meteor npm i jquery

in your application directory. Symptoms of not installing jquery include a blank browser window, with helpful error messages in the console.

Migrating from a version older than 1.8.2?

If you’re migrating from a version of Meteor older than Meteor 1.8.2, there may be important considerations not listed in this guide (which specifically covers 1.8.2 to 1.8.3). Please review the older migration guides for details:

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