- All the applications share the same library, which, for historical reasons, is in ReactNativeClient/lib. This library is copied to the relevant directories when building each app.
- The translations are built by running CliClient/build-translation.sh. You normally don't need to run this if you haven't updated the translation since the compiled files are on the repository.
brew install yarn node echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/gettext/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile source ~/.bash_profile
Linux and Windows (WSL) dependencies
- Install yarn - https://yarnpkg.com/lang/en/docs/install/
- Install node v8.x (check with
node --version) - https://nodejs.org/en/
- If you get a node-gyp related error you might need to manually install it:
npm install -g node-gyp
Building the tools
Before building any of the applications, you need to build the tools:
cd Tools npm install
Building the Electron application
cd ElectronClient/app rsync --delete -a ../../ReactNativeClient/lib/ lib/ npm install yarn dist
If there's an error
while loading shared libraries: libgconf-2.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory, run
sudo apt-get install libgconf-2-4
If you get a node-gyp related error you might need to manually install it:
npm install -g node-gyp.
If you get the error
libtool: unrecognized option '-static', follow the instructions in this post to use the correct libtool version.
That will create the executable file in the
/ElectronClient you can also run
run.sh to run the app for testing.
Building Electron application on Windows
cd Tools npm install cd ..\ElectronClient\app xcopy /C /I /H /R /Y /S ..\..\ReactNativeClient\lib lib npm install yarn dist
If node-gyp does not works (MSBUILD: error MSB3428: Could not load the Visual C++ component "VCBuild.exe"), you might need to install the
npm install --global windows-build-tools.
yarn dist fails, it may need administrative rights.
The building_win32_tips on this page might be helpful.
Building the Mobile application
First you need to setup React Native to build projects with native code. For this, follow the instructions on the Get Started tutorial, in the "Building Projects with Native Code" tab.
npm install, then
react-native run-ios or
Building the Terminal application
cd CliClient npm install ./build.sh rsync --delete -aP ../ReactNativeClient/locales/ build/locales/
run.sh to start the application for testing.