A stand-alone application to quickly preview and edit Markdown files using Electron.
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Proton

A stand-alone application to quickly preview and edit Markdown files using Electron.

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Purpose

As a college student, I needed a way to quickly take rich notes in class. I have long been a proponent of the Markdown Language, so I decided to download MacDown for easy rendering and viewing. However, upon an OS update on my local machine, the Markdown rendering broke. Thus, I decided to build my own open-sourced version that is supported on Windows, OSX, and Linux machines using the Electron Framework.

Installing

Mac OS X

  1. Download the Zip File.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Move Proton.app to your Applications Folder.

Windows

  1. Download the Zip File.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Move the Proton.exe to your desired destination for installed applications.

Linux

Ubuntu (From PPA)

Coming soon

Ubuntu (.deb)

  1. Download the .deb file (amd64 only -- more support coming soon)
    $: cd ~/Downloads
    $: wget https://github.com/steventhanna/proton/releases/download/v0.1.0/proton_0.1.0_amd64.deb
    
  2. Install Proton from the .deb file.
    $: sudo dpkg -i proton_0.1.0_amd64.deb
    

Linux (Binary)

  1. Download and Install the Binary. (x64) (ia32)
    $: cd ~/Download
    
    # For x64
    $: wget https://github.com/steventhanna/proton/releases/download/v0.1.0/Proton-Linux_0.1.0_x64.tar.gz
    $: tar -xzf Proton-Linux_0.1.0_x64.tar.gz
    $: mkdir /opt/Proton
    $: cd /opt/Proton
    $: mv ~/Downloads/Proton-Linux_0.1.0_x64/* .
    
    # For ia32
    $: wget https://github.com/steventhanna/proton/releases/download/v0.1.0/Proton-Linux_0.1.0_ia32.tar.g
    $: tar -xzf Proton-Linux_0.1.0_ia32.tar.gz
    $: mkdir /opt/Proton
    $: cd /opt/Proton
    $: mv ~/Downloads/Proton-Linux_0.1.0_ia32/* .
    

Building

  1. Clone repo: git clone git@github.com:steventhanna/proton.git
  2. Change to repo: cd PATH$TO$REPO
  3. Install dependencies: npm install

Usage

  1. Start electron: electron .

Tests

Coming Soon

Contributing

  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes
  4. Submit a pull request

License

Proton is licensed under the GNU General Public License. Read the license here.

Built On

CoverAll Package Script: electron-packager proton Proton --platform=linux --arch=all --overwrite && electron-packager proton Proton --platform=win32 --arch=all --icon=proton.ico --overwrite && electron-packager proton Proton --platform=darwin --arch=all --icon=proton.icns --overwrite