|Matt McWilliams 39676f9a06|
mcopy desktop app
node is installed (see below for platform-specific instructions) open your terminal application and enter the following commands:
git clone https://github.com/sixteenmillimeter/mcopy.git cd mcopy/app npm install
That's it. Once the
npm install process is complete, the app can be launched with:
If you are interested in running in dev mode, simply use:
npm run dev
Installing node.js on macOS
The node.js runtime can be easily installed on macOS if you already have Homebrew. Simply install node.js with the command:
brew install node
If you're not using Homebrew, you can also install it from the node.js website.
Installing node.js on Linux
See this helpful document from the node.js Foundation about installing node.js from different package managers.
This will provide more detailed instructions about distro-specific dependencies for node.js and the different packages available.
Use a more current version of node, if available.
At the time of this writing, development is taking place on node.js version
It's recommended that on linux distributions, you have the Arduino IDE installed for debugging and to ensure that your system serial permissions are configured to communicate with the Arduino devices.
When installing from the pre-built .deb package, you may have to locate the package after installation using the following command:
dpkg -L mcopy-app
In the output, you should see an item like
/usr/lib/mcopy-app/mcopy which is the binary that contains the desktop app. I will improve the Linux build process, but will also accept any PRs which improve it as well.
Installing node.js on Windows
Install node.js on Windows using one of their many install options.