Known Limitations in the MobileFirst Development CLI 8.0 Beta
The development CLI in the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 beta has the following known limitations and workarounds:
- When installing the development CLI (particularly on Windows systems) you may get installation errors that either require python to be installed, or that
node-gyphas failed. These errors are actually harmless and do not affect the functionality of the CLI. However, you can avoid these error messages by using the
--no-optionalflag when installing the CLI, such as:
$ npm install -g --no-optional mfpdev-cli
mfpdev app registercommand does not work with remote servers using HTTPS. As a workaround, when specifying a remote server profile, be sure to use the
http://protocol and the appropriate port (typically 80).
When previewing Cordova applications using the
The IBM MobileFirst Platform Command Line Interface (CLI) commands that are used to define a MobileFirst Server do not currently support IPV6 internet addresses for Cordova applications. These commands include
mfpdev app register,
mfpdev server add, and
mfpdev server edit.
Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.