Welcome to Cappuccino!
Cappuccino is an open source framework that makes it easy to build desktop-caliber applications that run in a web browser.
To run Cappuccino applications, all you need is a HTML5 compliant web browser.
To develop Cappuccino applications, all you need is a simple text editor and the starter package.
However, Cappuccino's build system and the Xcode integration bring the eases of Cocoa development to web development.
To build Cappuccino itself, please read below. More information is available here: Getting and Building the Source.
If you're using Windows, you'll also need Cygwin.
Finally, if you want to easily stay up to date with the latest developments and contribute your work back to the Cappuccino community, you'll want to install Git.
To get started, download and install the current release version of Cappuccino:
$ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cappuccino/cappuccino/v0.9.9/bootstrap.sh >/tmp/cappuccino_bootstrap.sh && bash /tmp/cappuccino_bootstrap.sh
If you'd just like to get started using Cappuccino for your web apps, you are done.
The rest of these instructions are for building a development copy of Cappuccino. To build Cappuccino from source, check out the most recent stable version from GitHub:
$ git clone git://github.com/cappuccino/cappuccino.git (git)
or download the zipball of the most recent source code:
Then, simply type
jake from within the root of the Cappuccino directory. If you
get an error like
jake: command not found, you forgot to run the bootstrap script
as described above.
Jake will build a "release" copy of the frameworks. Typing
jake debug will
build a debug version.
jake install will build Cappuccino and associated tools and install them for general use.
The Cappuccino TextMate Bundle: http://github.com/malkomalko/Cappuccino.tmbundle.
The Cappuccino Xcode Plugin: http://github.com/rbartolome/xcode-cappuccino.
If you need help with Cappuccino, you can get help from the following sources:
If you discover any bugs, please file a ticket at:
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA