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Gulp Launcher

Automates the install of gulp and its dependencies (Node, NPM, etc). Like this (with nothing pre-installed):

$ ./gulp
Downloading jq 1.3 for x86_64 MAC
Downloading Node 0.10.33 for x86_64 MAC
... npm install output ...
[09:13:25] Using gulpfile ~/projects/gulp-starter/gulpfile.js
[09:13:25] Starting 'default'...
[09:13:25] Finished 'default' after 7.28 μs

Downloads

Grab the latest gulp (Linux, Mac, and Cygwin) or gulp.exe (Windows) from Releases.

Or if you don't have an existing gulp build, grab the gulp-starter project.

Usage

Just run gulp and the launcher will download everything it needs and then run your Gulp build. If run gulp in a directory that does not contain a package.json and gulpfile.js then you will be prompted to create them.

Windows Launcher Specifics

  • Set a GULP_LAUNCHER_TRACE env var to enable trace output
  • Set a GULP_LAUNCHER_CLEANUP env var to remove the downloaded files before running gulp (causing them to be re-downloaded)

Developer Info

Linux Build Status

Windows Build status

Bash Version (Linux, Mac, and Cygwin)

  • Source
  • No compile / build needed
  • Run the tests: cd tests; ./tests.sh ../../bash/gulp

Python Version (Windows only right now)

  • Source
  • Compile on Windows with: cd python; build.bat
  • Run the tests: cd tests & bash tests.sh ../../python/dist/gulp.exe

CI & Releases

  • AppVeyor builds the exe, runs the tests for both the bash (Cygwin) and the native launcher
  • Travis runs the tests for the bash launcher on Linux