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Monarch Minutes Newsletter 4

Fernando Trigoso

Monarch is now fully open source! 🥹🤩

We are super excited about this announcement. We put in a lot of work into this release. It took us longer than we expected because we run into unexpected issues. However, we are very proud of what we have accomplished.

As we open sourced Monarch, we also drastically changed the Monarch architecture. This new architecture makes Monarch more maintainable. Monarch now reuses more Flutter and Dart code across all platforms. It also makes contributions from the community easier. And it sets Monarch up for future features like add-ons and CI integrations.

All the Monarch source code is in our main GitHub repo. If you would like to contribute please start by reading our Contribution Guide.

This new open source version of Monarch is version 2.x. To get Monarch 2.x just run monarch upgrade. If you don't have Monarch you can get it here.

Search 🔎

Monarch now lets you search your stories. There are teams that have hundreds of stories. The search feature is a nice addition to the Monarch experience.


Windows users

The new version of Monarch (Monarch 2.x) uses gRPC. The Monarch local processes use gRPC to communicate with each other. If you are on Windows, you may be prompted to "allow monarch.exe to communicate over your network". Please "Allow access" to use Monarch on your Windows machine.

Flutter 2.x users

Monarch 2.x supports Flutter 3.x. If you are still on Flutter 2.x then please upgrade your Flutter version or remain using Monarch 1.x. See Install for Flutter 2.x.