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    Macron

    Macron is a framework that builds cutting-edge cross-platform desktop apps using plain HTML, CSS and JavaScript! Check the official site to learn more.

    Macron uses existing software on the platform to draw windows alongside the system's native web engine to render static content.

    Features

    • Cross-platform - Macron currently supports Windows only. The Linux version is currently under active development. If you are interested in collabaration, check out the Contributing section.
    • Fast - Speeds are unimaginable and run at close proximity with native apps.
    • Light - Excluding the installer, the bundled app gets a overhead of about 10MB with all the necessary files included.
    • Extendable - Macron is totally extendable with native modules. These native modules allow to be packaged with Macron.
    • Low RAM consumption - With the development of Macron in mind, we selectively took care of not making the same mistakes other similar frameworks made by runnning an entire browser instance every time a user runs an app. Performance can never be traded for expression.
    • Hybrid development - Working with native modules alongside your app makes it easier to present logic in the sense that you only use native modules when necessary.
    • System's web engine - On Windows, static HTML is rendered by Trident and Webkit on Linux and MacOS.
    • Native extensions - All common runtime modules are bundled with your app, including file-related functionalities, system and process activities amongst others.
    • Easy and simple - Creating Macron apps that don't utilize any extra modules is dead easy. In fact, a single config file runs your entire app.

    Prerequisites

    You must be running on the Windows platform to proceed. The Linux platform is currently under active development while MacOS isn't currently supported.

    • WPF (.NET) version: >=3.5/4.0
    • pythonnet version: >=2.3.0
    • Python version: >=3.6
    • Node version: >=8.11.3

    Installation

    With all the requirements met, Macron can be installed globally by running:

    npm install -g macron
    

    Note: Macron must be installed globally for caching purposes. This might be changed in future versions.

    Quick Commands

    # Install Macron globally from npm 
    $ npm install -g macron
     
    # Create new app 
    $ macron init  MyCoolApp
     
    # Integrate Macron in existing project 
    $ macron init
     
    # Remotely run your app 
    $ macron start
     
    # Build your awesome app 
    $ macron build
     
    # Run your awesomely built app 
    $ macron start build

    The rest of the commands can be found on the official site.

    Contribution & Support

    We are seeking support from community members like you to fund and support the Macron project, it's development and future. A custom domain is needed for the site as well. You can become a patreon here:

    Patreon

    As a result, we'll add your logo to our README.md page and also a big banner at the bottom of our site.

    You can find the complete contribution guide right here. We are actively searching for users who can test out the latest version of Macron on Windows 7 and kindly report any perceived differences regarding general performance or RAM usage.

    Releases

    The complete release notes can be found at this link.

    Quick Links

    Contact

    To get in touch, send us a direct message on Twitter.

    Happy hacking!

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    Install

    npm i macron

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    2

    Version

    0.2.1

    License

    MIT

    Unpacked Size

    2.2 MB

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