ZXPInstaller is a simple cross platform (OS X and Windows) installer for third party Adobe extensions (
.zxp files). It serves as a replacement for the Extension Manager which no longer is not supported after CC 2014. It provides a drag-and-drop GUI for installation, and a website to which extension developers can point users to download the installer.
How it works
ZXPInstaller uses Electron (http://electron.atom.io) to create a cross platform HTML/node.js app. The app spawns a child process for the Adobe Extension Manager command line utility to install the ZXP.
Setup (OS X)
Install the dependencies and start the app.
npm install npm run dev
Compiling (OS X)
electron-builder(needed to build the Windows installer).
brew install wine makensis
- Run the build script
npm run pack
- You will find the compiled binaries in the
Windows is supported, however a maintainer is still needed for the Windows portion of the code.