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NW.js Essentials

By : Alessandro Benoit, Roger Weng
Book Image

NW.js Essentials

By: Alessandro Benoit, Roger Weng

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
NW.js Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Packaging NW.js applications for Linux

On Linux, things got even trickier as I figured out that the concept of standalone applications is not very popular on Linux platforms.

The following procedure will enable you to build an executable for your application; however, the steps described to add an icon will not be replicable unless you build a Linux installable package in one of the many possible formats: *.pkg, *.rpm, *.deb, *.tgz, and so on.

Unfortunately, it is far beyond the purpose of the book to explain how such packaging systems work, but let's deal with one problem at a time:

  1. Create a copy of the downloaded NW.js folder and rename it to ToDO.

  2. Delete nwjc and if you don't need media libraries.

  3. From within the ToDO project folder, execute the following command to create a zip file named app.nw:

    $ zip -r ../app.nw *
  4. The app.nw file will be placed just outside the project folder; copy it inside the ToDO folder.

  5. Execute the following commands from within the ToDO folder in...