Update Javascript during UPGRADE. Why?

reading the docs/UPGRADE.md file the last lines are:
“Update Javascript libraries and build.js
To update the Javascript libraries and rebuild the build.js you have to run
npm install
npm run build”

But I donwnload the tar.gz archive from https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ojs_download/.
Are present and updated all JS libraries inside it or not ?


Hi @ztajoli,

The official .tar.gz downloads contains the pre-built Javascript so there’s no need to build it. I’ll add a note that the JS build process is only necessary if you’re using a download from Github of the master branch, or if you’ve modified your Javascript.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team