There are a lot of packages floating around on NPM and Github for pre-compiling Ember templates. There are a lot of problems afflicting these packages.
- Don’t work properly.
- Use out of date version of Ember &/or Handlebars.
- Use out of sync version of Ember & Handlebars (this is confusing on its own).
I’ve only had consistent, reliable success with two packages - ember-rails and grunt-ember-templates. Unfortunately, both of these pretty much require that I commit to using either Rails or Grunt for my project.
My suggestion is that there be a canonical NPM package release based off of the internal template compiler. This way, other packages could standardize their compilation workflows off of this base, rather than everyone inventing their own.