The Meteor 1.1 release is fully compatible with Meteor 1.0 and newer; we encourage all Meteor developers to try it out and update your apps. On each of Windows, OS X, and Linux, the Meteor installation comes with everything you need.
Get started now at https://www.meteor.com/install.
So welcome to our Microsoft friends!
Let’s start with Windows. The Meteor 1.1 release adds first-class official support for developing applications software on Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012. A native installer includes all the key parts of the Meteor SDK, including Windows-specific Node.js binaries and the MongoDB database engine.
This work is the start of a commitment to developers on the Microsoft platform, getting you on equal footing with those who use Meteor on OS X and Linux. Our Windows changes go beyond just the basics of developing a Meteor apps on a Windows computer. We’ve taken care to make sure teams with a mix of development platforms can collaborate on an app; a single Meteor codebase will work unchanged on any combination of Windows, OS X, and Linux computers. We’ve added Windows machines to our build farm, so package authors – on any platform – can publish their libraries for Windows developers right alongside builds for OS X and Linux. And you get all your favorite parts of the Meteor toolchain on Windows, including the
meteor mongo database tool,
meteor shell, and access to our free application hosting servers using
Next up, MongoDB. Last month saw the release of MongoDB 3.0, a major rewrite that brings massive improvements to MongoDB’s performance and scalability thanks to a new WiredTiger storage engine. Meteor (beginning with the 1.0.4 release) supports both MongoDB 3.0 as well as the older MongoDB 2.6. You can use either engine in production with a Meteor app. Meteor ships with MongoDB 2.6; we will keep a close eye on the maturation of MongoDB 3.0 and transition to it as the default MongoDB engine in a future release.
As always, you can review the full list of changes in 1.1 and previous 1.0.x releases in our release notes. Enjoy!