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BlitzLocker is an application for Salesforce developers and project owners to quickly access their development site logins.

Installation Instructions

To install BlitzLocker, you will need a machine running Linux or Mac OS X.

Mac OS X

If you are running an Intel Macintosh with Mac OS X 10.9 or above, we have already packaged a .dmg file for you with an application ready to go. Just drag the application to your Applications folder.

If you are running an earlier verision than 10.9 or a PowerPC Macintosh, BlitzLocker should still be compatible, you will have to just build the .app folder yourself (described below).

Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04)

Download the prebuilt binary from here.

Extract the tarball:

$ tar xf BlitzLocker_ubuntu14.04_amd64.tar.bz2

And run the program using ./BlitzLocker_amd64.bin.

Linux (systems which have GTK+ 3.22 or later)

You will need:

  • Python 2.7 or greater (Python 3.6 is reccomended)
  • PyGObject3 (installation instructions)
  • SQLAlchemy (pip3 install sqlalchemy)
  • GTK+ 3.22

After you have those dependencies installed, clone the repo and type ./lockerapp.

Running BlitzLocker at Login

Mac OS X

Right click (or control-click) on the BlitzLocker dock icon and select "Open at Login".


Add it to your .xprofile or .xinitrc, like so:

# ... some stuff
~/blitzlocker/lockerapp &
# ... some more stuff

Using the System Tray in Ubuntu's Unity environment

Ubuntu's default environment, Unity, does not provide a system tray. This is part of Mark Shuttleworth's opinion against system tray icons. You can workaround his opinion by installing this indicator that provides a system tray in Unity.

Advanced Stuff: Building the Mac OS X .app folder and .dmg file

You will need:

  • Homebrew
  • Python 3.5.2, installed via Homebrew (as of this time of writing, Python 3.6 has an obsure bug with PyInstaller and the libraries in BlitzLocker)
  • PyGObject3 (installation instructions)
  • SQLAlchemy (pip3 install sqlalchemy)
  • PyInstaller (pip3 install pyinstaller)

Installing Python 3.5.2 via homebrew can be a bit tricky. The best way I've found to do this is to make a backup of your current /usr/local (eg. move it to /usr/local_) and reinstall Homebrew, then:

  1. cd "$(brew --repo)"
  2. git fetch --unshallow
  3. git reset --hard ec545d45d4512ace3570782283df4ecda6bb0044
  4. git remote rm origin (to prevent Homebrew from updating itself)
  5. Install python3, PyGObject3, etc.

Once you've done all of this, go to the location you cloned this repo, run ./lockerapp and make sure it works. If this is fine, proceed to the next step.

Finally, use PyInstaller to bundle the application:

$ pyinstaller --onefile -w -i BlitzLocker.icns --add-data res:res lockerapp

If all went well the .app folder will be left at dist/ Rename it as you like, and drop it in a .dmg disk.