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GUI Client Developer Preview on GitHub

As promised the first developer preview release of the GUI client is on GitHub. As expected its pretty barebones right now and only suited for developers interested in kicking the tires and poking around the architecture.

I recommend reading through the Mocha test output by opening public/test/TestRunner.html in a browser. That will give you a good idea of what all the different components are responsible for.

I’m working on packaging it up as a desktop app most likely as a Chrome Packaged App. I’ll be testing that approach out over the next few days to see if its got support for everything the app needs. Really excited to have this preview out! Cheers!

  • Niklas Rosenqvist

    Congratulations! That is great news! I will take a look at it when I get home :)

  • David Feinberg

    Thanks Niklas! Let me know if you run into any issues poking around.

  • Norman

    Great News. I’ll try it. Thanks for your work.

  • Niklas Rosenqvist

    Couldn’t get it running, do you have a list of dependencies or something that I require? I followed the steps on the github page.

  • David Feinberg

    Looks like there are some issues opening it up as a file versus serving it as a website. Thanks for the feedback, I’ll work on making it “file open” friendly tonight.

  • David Feinberg

    No dice on opening the index.html as a local file in the browser :( For now you’ll have to setup a virtual host and have the index.html file served from the public folder by a web server.

    I’ll work on getting the app up on the web properly so everybody can try it out without jumping through unnecessary hoops.

  • kanal

    Hello. Do i understand well that this will be web based gui? I had impression that this was supposed to be classic desktop gui like for example in win2k3. Could you please clarify this? thank you

  • David Feinberg

    The short answer is both. It will start out as a web based app and it will also be wrapped up as a desktop app (still using web technologies). This is the same way apps like Rdio and Wunderlist work. When the wrapping is done well the experience is the same as a native desktop app.

  • kanal

    Well that sounds interesting. I am looking forward to it and wish you all is going well :)

  • Fucker

    hahahahah you lazy fuck. I have waited +1 year on it.

  • Temple Pate

    Curious if there was a update comming soon?

  • Joel Barish


  • Matthijs Gaasbeek

    Looks great. When can we expect a release? An alpha or something like that? Screenshots?

  • Yonetici

    looks like this is is myth