Flutter Plugin Tools
This is a set of utilities used in the flutter/plugins and flutter/packages repositories. It is no longer explictily maintained as a general-purpose tool for multi-package repositories, so your mileage may vary if using it in other repositories.
Note: The commands in tools are designed to run at the root of the repository or
In flutter/plugins, the tool is run from source. In flutter/packages, the published version is used instead. (It is marked as Discontinued since it is no longer maintained as a general-purpose tool, but updates are still published for use in flutter/packages.)
From Source (flutter/plugins only)
cd ./script/tool && dart pub get && cd ../../
dart run ./script/tool/bin/flutter_plugin_tools.dart <args>
dart pub global activate flutter_plugin_tools
dart pub global run flutter_plugin_tools <args>
--help for a full list of commands and arguments, but the
following shows a number of common commands being run for a specific plugin.
All examples assume running from source; see above for running the published version instead.
Note that the
plugins argument, despite the name, applies to any package.
(It will likely be renamed
packages in the future.)
cd <repository root> dart run ./script/tool/bin/flutter_plugin_tools.dart format --packages plugin_name
Run the Dart Static Analyzer
cd <repository root> dart run ./script/tool/bin/flutter_plugin_tools.dart analyze --packages plugin_name
Run Dart Unit Tests
cd <repository root> dart run ./script/tool/bin/flutter_plugin_tools.dart test --packages plugin_name
cd <repository root> # For iOS: dart run ./script/tool/bin/flutter_plugin_tools.dart xctest --ios --packages plugin_name # For macOS: dart run ./script/tool/bin/flutter_plugin_tools.dart xctest --macos --packages plugin_name
Publish a Release
sh cd <path_to_plugins> git checkout <commit_hash_to_publish> dart run ./script/tool/bin/flutter_plugin_tools.dart publish-plugin --package <package>
By default the tool tries to push tags to the
upstream remote, but some
additional settings can be configured. Run
dart run ./script/tool/bin/flutter_plugin_tools.dart publish-plugin --help for more usage information.
The tool wraps
pub publish for pushing the package to pub, and then will
automatically use git to try to create and push tags. It has some additional
safety checking around
pub publish too. By default
pub publish publishes
everything, including untracked or uncommitted files in version control.
publish-plugin will first check the status of the local
directory and refuse to publish if there are any mismatched files with version
Automated publishing is under development. Follow flutter/flutter#27258 for updates.
Updating the Tool
For flutter/plugins, just changing the source here is all that's needed.
For changes that are relevant to flutter/packages, you will also need to:
- Update the tool's pubspec.yaml and CHANGELOG
- Publish the tool
- Update the pinned version in flutter/packages