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Richardsonke
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Richardsonke asked on 12 Jun 2013, 02:24 PM
Has Telerik considered publishing Javascript Source Map files with their Kendo UI minified files?  These files allow a developer to publish their application using minified files, but have the browser (at least Chrome and Firefox) automatically load and link up with a non-minified version for debugging purposes.  I'm not sure which minifier you use, but Closure supposedly can create them automatically.  Thanks for considering this.

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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 14 Jun 2013, 03:14 PM
Hi Keith,

Thank you for your idea - I informed our dev team and they will consider including JavaScript Source Map files in next KendoUI releases. 

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answered on 14 Jun 2013, 04:15 PM
Thanks for passing this on.  I created a UserVoice entry for it if anyone else is interested in this: http://feedback.kendoui.com/forums/127393-kendo-ui-feedback/suggestions/4079335-kendo-ui-javascript-source-maps
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answered on 02 Apr 2014, 02:15 PM
This is a dated post and the previous link is now dead... in reading through the license agreement it's apparent that including un-minified source of any kind in distributable software is strictly forbidden.

While I can understand Telerik's position, it places developers in a difficult situation when trying to track down elusive bugs in shipped / shippable software.

Do you have any recommendations?
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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 04 Apr 2014, 09:15 AM
Hi Rick,

Please note that source maps are already included in latest official release of KendoUI and you can use them to debug the minified scripts. 

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Rick
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answered on 07 Apr 2014, 02:35 PM
The latest builds do include source maps... for some reason the archive we downloaded did not include them - this is great news.

I still have a question about including source maps in distributable software, is this permitted? If not, do you have any recommendations for supporting deployed software that uses Kendo UI.
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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 08 Apr 2014, 07:10 AM
Hi Rick,

You can use the source maps in distributable software as they are not exactly source code. 

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answered on 27 May 2015, 08:43 AM

Hello!

 How could I use source mappings in a browser, e.g. Chrome? I've copied all kendo js files + mappings into scripts folder in my project, js files and mappings are now reachable from the browser. What about source files, where should I put them? Should I copy them also to the project to the same folder? Or I could leave them in an installation/system folder and somehow redirect mappings? How could I now see the line with a breakpoint in Chrome in the source code? I've already looked in the Kendo documentation but I can't find anything related. Thanks for an answer.

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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 29 May 2015, 06:47 AM
Hello Robert,

Please check the following help article which describes how to enable the source maps in Chrome browser:

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