Core modules of the Lively Kernel
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Lively Kernel is a web-based runtime and development environment that makes creation of web applications much more immediate and direct. Please see lively-kernel.org for more general information about the Lively Kernel project.
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Get Lively Kernel core up and running.
node.js: In a terminal try running
node -v. If that fails install node.js.
npm: Try running
npm -v. If that fails run
curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | shin your terminal to install it.
- Clone the Lively Kernel repository.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:rksm/LivelyKernel.git ~/LivelyKernel
- Go into the Lively Kernel directory and run npm:
cd ~/LivelyKernel npm install
- In that directory start the minimal server
That's it. You can now visit a rather boring page blank.xhtml workd or run the tests with
Setup an apache server
Note 1 You only need to do this if you want to run a full-fletched Lively Kernel installation that provides the functionality to run a Lively Wiki.
Note 2 We are currently working on a pure node.js solution to get rid of apache and the complicated setup process.
See installation notes for apache on Debian and Mac OS x for details.
Installing the Webwerkstatt PartsBin
You can install all the cool tools from Webwerkstatt's PartsBin. Have a look at the HOWTO.
Running the tests
Command line tests
Note: Make sure you have all required node.js modules installed. Run
npm install to do so.
To start the Lively tests from the command line first start the server:
To initiate a test run do
This runs tests in the browser you specified in testing/config.js. See
lk test --help for all the test runner options.
LivelyKernel on Travis-CI
We use Travis-CI to run tests continuously on every commit into the Master branch:
Please this wiki page for some best practices to work with git and github.