The current health of Aurelia

Given its current state as it presents to me, things do not look good. It fails right out of the box.
I followed the instructions here:

Is there a definitive set of instructions and installation files that will install and run successfully on Windows 10? If there isn’t, I would say that is a fair indication that you will not be acquiring many developers.

I get it that software is often imperfect, but something that simply does not run at all out of the box is badly failed.

If someone can point me to files that will actually work, I’ll give it another go.


One of the errors looks like this:
throw err;

Error: Cannot find module ‘D:\std\dvl\nodejs\node_modules\npm\bin\npm-cli.js’

huh? This is not a troubleshooting thread, but I just ran Aurelia1 recently on two separate Win10 computers, my friend needed a blog… Fastest to production in AWS instantly. npm install -g aurelia-cli … then au new (webpack, Typescript) and npm start … works great bud. I deployed with AWS Amplify & CodeCommit npm run build. Try again on a fresh Windows10. That’s what’s so easy about it: getting up and running in minutes is the key to frameworks.

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i can only suspect an old nodejs version but I also didnt have any issues so far on either Win or Linux

I am also like Aurelia very much. But I see the same problems.
It is hard for me to convince some others to choose for Aurelia if Aurelia 2 takes so much time to be finished.

I just some kind of figure when it will be done. I had expected that Aurelia alpha would there be in 2020. But it is still not there. So what should I do now?

It would be nice if the milestones in the GitHub repository would give some indication. But I see there an RC version with less issues then an alpha version. And a 0.8 version that is finished a long time ago.


Currently I am learning…for the same reason

@Sayan751 it would be nice to know the current state of aurelia 2 perhaps a blog post to provider a wider update?

how far away is v2 proper? It seems like we are seeing less people working on it? has the team shrunk? for example, @bigopon is very quiet in discourse recently?


Here is a short update. @dwaynecharrington has improved the Aurelia2 docs a lot! Those are looking really awesome right now. He might also be doing a blog post.

He has kindly identified a couple of router issues as well. I will be busy with those in coming days. Once those are fixed, I think we can expect a release.

Contextually, I would really like to emphasize that the Aurelia2 in its current shape offers a stable framework. Therefore, I would also go this far by suggesting you guys to try out the framework. In case of any issues, you know how to reach us. We can always use your feedback.


The docs are in a way better state now. I filled in a lot of the placeholder content that was missing. We’ve got everything from templating to testing docs now. I do have some blog posts

And reiterating what Sayan said, Aurelia 2 is in a state where we would recommend creating a new project with it, or considering the porting process from v1. While we don’t officially have the beta out yet, we’re closer than we’ve ever been. Between now and the beta release(s), you’re not going to see many breaking changes (if any) that would make using Aurelia 2 now a problem. One thing that will differ is the router, but only in some aspects.


Hilariously (and this may be silly of me) I am building a sort of simple blog webapp as well in Au1 and simultaneously Au2 just to learn it better. Kinda also helps to compare the two documentations as well. Looking great so far, no issues other than router docs needing enhancement [it’s very long]. I’m liking it so far a lot though and getting back into it.


Just finished reading all the current docs for Au2 after a year hiatus. I’d like to share that I am greatly impressed, not least with the router, and the extreme attention to ergonomics, like portalling among many other cunning ideas. The health of Aurelia looks very good to me, thank you to the core team.


Related to the first question here: First of all, for me only Aurelia 1 is relevant, an Aurelia 2 is still alpha and therefore uninteresting in daily business.

I have been working for two years in a company that uses Aurelia. Many colleagues, including myself, are very dissatisfied with this decision. It starts with a very hard start (if you start from scratch). There is a lot of “documentation”, but unfortunately not much you can do with it. Mostly there are only snippets without context, few concrete examples. Some features do not appear at all. Then you find very little help, no videos. “Modern architectures” like microfrontends or actually trivial things like monorepos can not be implemented without problems, sometimes not at all. Component libraries (native), as they are used unfortunately gladly by enterprises, also do not exist.

But maybe I am just, like some people here from Aurelia, too biased by the “awful” React :slight_smile: and cross my fingers that Aurelia 2 takes off .