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    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.


    • 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.

    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.


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


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