Fraser Xu Thoughts on life and code.

Setup Electron on Ubuntu

Start from a fresh ubuntu server.

$ docker-machine start dev
$ eval "$(docker-machine env dev)"

Running docker in interactive mode

# run docker in interactive mode
$ docker run -i -t ubuntu:14.04.3 /bin/bash

Install nodejs on Ubuntu

# install node
$ apt-get install -y curl
$ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo -E bash -
$ sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Install tape-run.

# install tape-run
npm i -g tape-run

Checking what’s missing

# checking missing dependencies
[email protected]:/# /usr/lib/node_modules/tape-run/node_modules/browser-run/node_modules/electron-stream/node_modules/electron-prebuilt/dist/electron --help
/usr/lib/node_modules/tape-run/node_modules/browser-run/node_modules/electron-stream/node_modules/electron-prebuilt/dist/electron: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Install missing dependencies

# install missing dependencies
apt-get install -y libgtk2.0-0 libnotify-bin libgconf-2-4 libnss3 xvfb

Start xvfb server

# start xvfb server
export DISPLAY=':99.0'
Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1024x768x24 > /dev/null 2>&1 &

Start tape-run

# start tape-run
$ [email protected]:/# echo "console.log('yo'); window.close()" | tape-run
yo