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Install Instructions

SocketStream runs well on UNIX based platforms (including OS X and Linux) and Windows.

Note: These instructions will be changed once the first 0.3 package is published to npm.

Mac OS X installation (tested on OS X Lion)

# install XCode, required for compiling software

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/xcode/id422352214?mt=12

# install Node.js

Download latest stable (0.6.x) version from http://nodejs.org/#download

# install SocketStream (latest from Github master)

git clone https://github.com/socketstream/socketstream.git
cd socketstream
npm link

# create a Socketstream app called 'test'

socketstream new test
cd test
npm install
npm link socketstream
node app.js

Ubuntu 10.04 server installation

Here is an example that shows how to install SocketStream and it's dependencies on Ubuntu Server, including building Node.js from source:

# install prerequisites
sudo apt-get install build-essential automake git-core curl libssl-dev -y

# install Node.js

Download latest stable (0.6.x) version from http://nodejs.org/#download

E.g. for Node 0.6.7

tar zxvf node-v0.6.7.tar.gz
cd node-v0.6.7
./configure
make # this will take a couple of minutes
sudo make install

# install SocketStream (latest from Github master)

git clone https://github.com/socketstream/socketstream.git
cd socketstream
npm link

# create a Socketstream app called 'test'

socketstream new test
cd test
npm install
npm link socketstream
node app.js

Windows

# install SocketStream (latest from Github master)

git clone https://github.com/socketstream/socketstream.git
cd socketstream
npm install
cd ..

# create a Socketstream app called 'test'

node socketstream\bin\socketstream new test
cd test
npm install
npm install ..\socketstream    
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