How can I install this app from GitHub?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by alexfc, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. 960design macrumors 68030

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    #2
    I hate to be rude, but did you try following the instructions?
    What issue or error message did you receive?

    Electron is a wrapper for html/css/js ( and more ) that takes a 'web application' and builds a local application.
     
  2. alexfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    You're not being rude, it's okay. It's just that I'm not sure where I have to type the commands to install it, that I guess are:

    git clone https://github.com/HuggableSquare/pocket-casts-electron.git
    cd pocket-casts-electron
    yarn install
    yarn run start
     
  3. 960design macrumors 68030

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    #5
    You do not NEED to install git... you can just download it from the GIT repository the old fashion way. But most of use use the tool git to make our jobs much easier.

    Once you download pocket-casts-electron you will need to build it.

    The instructions recommend yarn which is another tool:
    https://yarnpkg.com/lang/en/docs/install/

    And once again to install yarn you will need another tool:
    https://nodejs.org/en/

    Are we having fun yet?!

    Once you have everything installed you run the above commands in terminal from inside the pocket-casts-electron directory. ( cd pocket-casts-electron part of the instructions )

    You may need one more tool:
    https://electronjs.org/

    Good luck! Let us know if you get stuck! Post the error message!
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    #6
    I'd just download the zip, and go from there.
     

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