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add instructions how to run the binary by itself, close #1781 #1783

merged 4 commits into from Jun 19, 2019


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@bahmutov bahmutov commented Jun 17, 2019

Changes made to documentation were also copied over to other languages (copying English text is ok).

  • only English docs
  • Japanese docs in /source/ja.
  • Chinese docs in /source/zh-cn.
  • Not applicable (this is not a change to an en doc content).
@bahmutov bahmutov requested a review from jennifer-shehane Jun 17, 2019
…s' section

- Add intro to hacking on Cypress
- Add an area about ‘Contributing’
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@jennifer-shehane jennifer-shehane commented Jun 18, 2019

Had our Cypress not start on one of our test runs :(

[15:25:55]  Verifying Cypress can run /root/.cache/Cypress/3.3.1/Cypress [started]
[15:25:55]  Verifying Cypress can run /root/.cache/Cypress/3.3.1/Cypress [failed]
Cypress failed to start.

This is usually caused by a missing library or dependency.

The error below should indicate which dependency is missing.

If you are using Docker, we provide containers with all required dependencies installed.


Command failed: /root/.cache/Cypress/3.3.1/Cypress/Cypress --smoke-test --ping=729


Platform: linux (Debian - 9.9)
Cypress Version: 3.3.1


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I updated the debugging to move your 2 most recent sections into a 'Hacking on Cypress' header - this separates it from the more common debugging needed to fix/log issues with Cypress.

The main question I'm left with for both 'Run the Cypress app by itself' and 'Edit the installed Cypress code' is, why would I want to do this?

A good start for copy for these section could be...

You may want to run the Cypress app without the CLI module. Some common situtations on why you would want to do this are:

  1. reason
  2. reason

Can you add this to the intro for these sections?


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@bahmutov bahmutov commented Jun 18, 2019

Done @jennifer-shehane I hope you find these reasons meaningful


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@jennifer-shehane jennifer-shehane merged commit ab7a92a into develop Jun 19, 2019
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