lycheeJS is a Next-Gen Isomorphic Application Engine that offers a complete solution for prototyping and deployment of HTML5 or native OpenGL(ES) or libSDL2 based applications.
The development process is optimized for Blink-based browsers (Chromium, Google Chrome, Opera) and their developer tools.
There are prebuilt packages that ship all dependencies and runtimes lycheeJS needs in order to work and cross-compile properly.
Take a look at lycheejs.org for a list of those available packages.
1. Download lycheeJS
Download lycheeJS via zip-file and extract its contents. Rename the lycheeJS-master folder that was inside the archive accordingly.
cd ~/Development; # Change to your development folder wget https://github.com/LazerUnicorns/lycheeJS/archive/master.zip -O lycheeJS-master.zip; unzip lycheeJS-master.zip; mv lycheeJS-master lycheeJS;
2. Download lycheeJS runtimes
cd ~/Development; # Change to your development folder wget https://github.com/LazerUnicorns/lycheeJS-runtime/archive/master.zip; unzip lycheeJS-runtime-master.zip; mv lycheeJS-runtime-master ./lycheeJS/bin/runtime;
3. Start lycheeJS
If you installed lycheeJS via distributed package, you can use lycheeJS Ranger from the Applications Menu from your Operating System. This tool offers a GUI for maintenance and management of lycheeJS and your projects.
If you manually installed lycheeJS, you can start Sorbet via Terminal:
cd /path/to/lycheeJS; ./bin/sorbet.sh start development;
NPM / NodeJS Integration
You can modify the ~/lycheeJS/package.json/scripts section to use your own sorbet profile. Take a look at the examples localhost or lycheejs.org.
cd ~/Development/lycheeJS; npm run-script localhost;
The documentation is available online at http://lycheejs.org/documentation/index.html.
You want to see what kind of fancy features will arrive next? Take a look at the ROADMAP.md file.
You want to contribute to the project? Take a look at the CONTRIBUTING.md file.
The only requirement for such a platform is a fully implemented bootstrap API.
These implementations are fully optional and only necessary if you are using them inside your Game or Application.
lycheeJS is (c) 2012-2015 LazerUnicorns and released under MIT license. The projects and demos are licensed under CC0 (public domain) license. The runtimes are owned and copyrighted by their respective owners.