NAME

Alien::Electron - Download and install the electron GUI framework

DESCRIPTION

This package will download a zip file containing github's Electron GUI framework and will then install it into its private distribution share directory.

The location of the binary is stored in the $Alien::Electron::electron_binary variable:

    $ perl -MAlien::Electron -E 'say $Alien::Electron::electron_binary'
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.18.2/auto/share/dist/Alien-Electron/electron

Note that you may want to use the Valence module instead of accessing the electron binary directly.

BUILD DEPENDENCIES

On linux, the X11 environment variable must be set otherwise the electron binary will silently fail to start. In the case of running inside a docker container, see the workaround in github issue #2.

BUGS

Need to get windows support working.

SEE ALSO

Alien::Electron github repo

Valence perl interface

Official Electron website

Alien::Thrust

AUTHOR

Doug Hoyte, <doug@hcsw.org>

Justin Pacheco

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2015-2016 Doug Hoyte.

This module is licensed under the same terms as perl itself.

This perl distribution downloads compiled binaries of the Electron project which is copyright (c) 2014 GitHub Inc. and is licensed under the MIT license.