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orion-flux

Orion (7.0)

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.

Features

  • 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

Usage

For full instructions, see the Getting Started guide.

Running the server

  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).

Global installation

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.

Using Orion within a larger app

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 ) */

Running the tests

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

License

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