An Eclipse Orion server based on Node.js and connect.

Orion (8.0)

A minimal, single-user deployment of Eclipse Orion. Orion provides an extensible IDE that runs in your browser. It's particularly good for writing Javascript.

  • Basic file management
  • Source code editing
  • Install plugins to customize your environment
  • Shell command for launching a node app (type help node in the Shell page to find out more)
  • Shell command for supporting npm
  • Client caching for static content
  • Gzip

For full instructions, see the Getting Started guide.

  1. Run npm start orion or node [node_modules]/orion/server.js.
  2. Go to localhost:8081 to use Orion. (You can change the port by passing the -p option).

If you installed Orion as a global package with npm install -g orion, you can run the command orion from any directory (rather than npm start orion as outlined above.) Orion will then start using your current directory (or a directory you specify on the command line) as the location. See the Getting Started guide for more details.

Use require('orion') to get access to our startServer function, which is suitable for use within a larger connect project:

var orion = require('orion');
var connect = require('connect');
var myapp = connect()
            .use(orion({ workspaceDir: '.myworkspace' }))
            /* .use( additional handlers ) */

We use Mocha for our tests. Run npm test or mocha.

Dual-licensed under the Eclipse Public License v1.0 and the Eclipse Distribution License v1.0.