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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Web2Executable


The download link for Web2Executable is https://github.com/jyapayne/Web2Executable.

Web2Executable is a pretty smart NW.js packaging tool written in Python by Joey Paine, a Canadian tech guy. Between the many tools I will introduce you, this is the only one that comes with a quite essential but really usable GUI (if you are not interested in the GUI, you can also download the CLI version).

Web2Executable is available to all the three platforms: Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 7 +, and Linux (tested on Ubuntu 14.04).

If you decide to run it out of the source code, you will need Python, PySide, and PIL; however, if you download one of the prepackaged executables, it will work out of the box.

What Web2Executable does can be summarized as follows:

  • Downloading the NW.js package for the given version of the selected platform

  • Building packages for various platforms

  • Eventually adding the icon to the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows executable

Let's take a look at what Web2Executable looks like...