The Flutter community has made a Simplified Chinese version of the Flutter website available at https://flutter.cn.
If you’d like to install Flutter using an installation bundle, you can replace the domain of the original URL with a trusted mirror to speed it up. For example:
- Original URL:
- Mirrored URL:
You must also set two environment variables to upgrade Flutter and use the pub package repository in China. Instructions are below.
Configuring Flutter to use a mirror site
If you’re installing or using Flutter in China, it may be helpful to use a trustworthy local mirror site that hosts Flutter’s dependencies. To instruct the Flutter tool to use an alternate storage location, you need to set two environment variables,
FLUTTER_STORAGE_BASE_URL, before running the
Taking MacOS or Linux as an example, here are the first few steps in the setup process for using a mirror site. Run the following in a Bash shell from the directory where you wish to store your local Flutter clone:
$ export PUB_HOSTED_URL=https://pub.flutter-io.cn $ export FLUTTER_STORAGE_BASE_URL=https://storage.flutter-io.cn $ git clone -b dev https://github.com/flutter/flutter.git $ export PATH="$PWD/flutter/bin:$PATH" $ cd ./flutter $ flutter doctor
After these steps, you should be able to continue setting up Flutter normally. From here on, packages fetched by
flutter pub get are downloaded from
flutter-io.cn in any shell where
FLUTTER_STORAGE_BASE_URL are set.
flutter-io.cn server is a provisional mirror for Flutter dependencies and packages maintained by GDG China. The Flutter team cannot guarantee long-term availability of this service. You’re free to use other mirrors if they become available. If you’re interested in setting up your own mirror in China, contact firstname.lastname@example.org assistance.