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    node-firefox-launch-app

    1.1.0 • Public • Published

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    Launch an installed app on a runtime.

    This is part of the node-firefox project.

    NOTE: This module is super experimental and the API is not totally stable yet. Use under your own responsibility.

    Installation

    From git

    git clone https://github.com/mozilla/node-firefox-launch-app.git
    cd node-firefox-launch-app
    npm install

    If you want to update later on:

    cd node-firefox-launch-app
    git pull origin master
    npm install

    npm

    npm install node-firefox-launch-app

    Usage

    launchApp(options) // returns a Promise

    where options is a plain Object which must contain the following:

    • manifestURL: the manifest URL in the client (you must have obtained this after a call to node-firefox-find-app. It's something that looks like: manifestURL: 'app://13ab1444-736d-8c4b-83a6-b83afb5f1ea4/manifest.webapp' in the result from findApp.
    • client: the remote client where we want to launch this app

    If no options are provided, or if options is an empty Object ({}), then launchApp will fail (how can you launch you don't know what app exactly in you don't know where?)

    Installing and launching a packaged app on a simulator

    var startSimulator = require('node-firefox-start-simulator');
    var connect = require('node-firefox-connect');
    var installApp = require('node-firefox-install-app');
    var findApp = require('node-firefox-find-app');
    var launchApp = require('node-firefox-launch-app');
     
    var manifestJSON = loadJSON(path.join(appPath, 'manifest.webapp'));
     
    startSimulator().then(function(simulator) {
      connect(simulator.port).then(function(client) {
        installApp({
          appPath: appPath,
          client: client
        }).then(function() {
          findApp({
            client: client,
            manifest: manifestJSON
          }).then(function(apps) {
            if(apps.length > 0) {
              var firstApp = apps[0];
              launchApp({ manifestURL: firstApp.manifestURL });
            }
          });
        });
      });
    });
     

    You can have a look at the examples folder for a complete example.

    Running the tests

    After installing, you can simply run the following from the module folder:

    npm test

    To add a new unit test file, create a new file in the tests/unit folder. Any file that matches test.*.js will be run as a test by the appropriate test runner, based on the folder location.

    We use gulp behind the scenes to run the test; if you don't have it installed globally you can use npm gulp from inside the project's root folder to run gulp.

    Code quality and style

    Because we have multiple contributors working on our projects, we value consistent code styles. It makes it easier to read code written by many people! :-)

    Our tests include unit tests as well as code quality ("linting") tests that make sure our test pass a style guide and JSHint. Instead of submitting code with the wrong indentation or a different style, run the tests and you will be told where your code quality/style differs from ours and instructions on how to fix it.

    License

    This program is free software; it is distributed under an Apache License.

    Copyright

    Copyright (c) 2015 Mozilla (Contributors).

    Install

    npm i node-firefox-launch-app

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    Version

    1.1.0

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