Lime is a flexible, lightweight layer for Haxe cross-platform developers.
Lime supports native, Flash and HTML5 targets with unified support for:
- Render contexts
- Network access
Lime does not include a renderer, but exposes the current context:
The GL context is based upon the WebGL standard, implemented for both OpenGL and OpenGL ES as needed.
Lime provides a unified audio API, but also provides access to OpenAL for advanced audio on native targets.
Lime is free, open-source software under the MIT license.
First install the latest version of Haxe.
The current version of Lime has not been released on haxelib, yet, so please install the latest development build.
When there are changes, Lime is built nightly. Builds are available for download here.
To install a development build, use the "haxelib local" command:
haxelib local filename.zip
Building from Source
Clone the Lime repository, as well as the submodules:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/openfl/lime
Tell haxelib where your development copy of Lime is installed:
haxelib dev lime lime
The first time you run the "lime" command, it will attempt to build the Lime standard binary for your desktop platform as the command-line tools. To build these manually, use the following command (using "mac" or "linux" if appropriate):
haxelib install format lime rebuild windows
You can build additional binaries, or rebuild binaries after making changes, using "lime rebuild":
lime rebuild windows lime rebuild linux -64 -release -clean
You can also rebuild the tools if you make changes to them:
lime rebuild tools
On a Windows machine, you should have Microsoft Visual Studio C++ (Express is just fine) installed. You will need Xcode on a Mac. To build on a Linux machine, you may need the following packages (or similar):
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev g++ g++-multilib gcc-multilib libasound2-dev libx11-dev libxext-dev libxi-dev libxrandr-dev libxinerama-dev
To switch away from a source build, use:
haxelib dev lime
You can build a sample Lime project with the following commands:
lime create HelloWorld cd HelloWorld lime test neko
You can also list other projects that are available using "lime create".
Lime currently supports the following targets:
lime test windows lime test mac lime test linux lime test neko lime test android lime test ios lime test html5 lime test flash
Desktop builds are currently designed to be built on the same host OS