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A boilerplate for Scalable Cross-Platform Desktop Apps based on Electron, React, Redux, React Router, Webpack and React Hot Loader for rapid application development (HMR).

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First, clone the repo via git:

git clone --depth 1 --single-branch --branch master your-project-name

And then install the dependencies with yarn.

$ cd your-project-name
$ yarn

Starting Development

Start the app in the dev environment. This starts the renderer process in hot-module-replacement mode and starts a webpack dev server that sends hot updates to the renderer process:

$ yarn dev

If you don't need autofocus when your files was changed, then run dev with env START_MINIMIZED=true:

$ START_MINIMIZED=true yarn dev

Packaging for Production

To package apps for the local platform:

$ yarn package


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