Installing Beaker

MacOS: Download the .dmg
Linux: Build from source
Windows: Coming soon

Building from source

Requires node 6 or higher. In Linux (and in some cases OSX) you need libtool, m4, and automake.

bash
sudo apt-get install libtool m4 make g++  # debian/ubuntu
sudo dnf install libtool m4 make gcc-c++  # fedora

To build:

bash
git clone https://github.com/beakerbrowser/beaker.git
cd beaker
npm install
npm run rebuild #see https://github.com/electron/electron/issues/5851
npm start

If you pull latest from the repo and get weird module errors, do:

bash
npm run burnthemall

This invokes the mad king, who will torch your node_modules/, and do the full install/rebuild process for you. npm start should work afterwards.

If you’re doing development, npm run watch to have assets build automatically.