Managing external packages for your Genie app
Genie fully takes advantage of Julia's excellent package manager,
Pkg – while allowing Genie developers to use any third party package available in Julia's ecosystem. This is achieved by taking a common sense approach: Genie apps are just plain Julia projects.
In order to add extra packages to your Genie app, thus, we need to use Julia's
- start a Genie REPL with your app:
$ bin/repl. This will automatically load the package environment of the app.
- switch to
- add the package you want, for example
(MyGenieApp) pkg> add OhMyREPL
That's all! Now you can use the packages at the Genie REPL or anywhere in your app via
Use the same approach to update the packages in your app, via:
pkg> up and apply all available updates, or
pkg> up OhMyREPL to update a single package.