karma-nodewebkit-launcher

A Karma plugin. Launcher for node-webkit.

karma-nodewebkit-launcher

Launcher for node-webkit.


This is a small but experimental launcher, based on the Safari Launcher by Vojta Jina and contributors, and not affiliated with any official or semi-official Karma plugins.


The easiest way is to keep karma-nodewebkit-launcher as a devDependency in your package.json.

{
  "devDependencies": {
    "karma": "~0.10",
    "karma-nodewebkit-launcher": "~0.0.6"
  }
}

You can do it on the command line by:

npm install karma-nodewebkit-launcher --save-dev
// karma.conf.js
module.exports = function(config) {
  config.set({
    browsers: ['NodeWebkit']
  });
};

You can pass list of browsers as a CLI argument too:

karma start --browsers NodeWebkit

If you're using locally-installed Node modules via require in your code in the node_modules directory, you should be able to just require them, and they should be found by the testing environment. If they are in another location, in order for the testing environment to find them, you have 2 options.

You can explicitly set NODE_PATH in the environment to the directory containing the modules.

export NODE_PATH=/full/path/to/custom_node_modules

Alternatively, you can create a custom configuration in karma.conf.js:

browsers: ['NodeWebkitWithCustomPath],

customLaunchers: {
  'NodeWebkitWithCustomPath': {
    base: 'NodeWebkit',
    // Remember to include 'node_modules' if you have some modules there
    paths: ['relative/path/to/custom_node_modules', 'node_modules']
  }
} 

The default node-webkit package.json that is used in the launcher is

{
  "name": "karma-runner",
  "main": "index.html",
  "node-remote": "<local>"
}

You can overwrite and add to these defaults by creating a custom configuration in karma.conf.js. For example, to run your tests in kiosk mode

browsers: ['NodeWebkitKiosk'],

customLaunchers: {
  'NodeWebkitKiosk': {
    base: 'NodeWebkit',
    options: {
      window: {
        'kiosk': true
      }
    }
  }
}

The options in the above example are merged with the defaults, so the resulting package.json used in node-webkit is

{
  "name": "karma-runner",
  "main": "index.html",
  "node-remote": "<local>",
  "window": {
    "kiosk": true
  }
}