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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


The download link for Web2Executable is

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...