Friday, December 4, 2009

Getting Started with Cappuccino

Downloading


So you can get a prepackaged version of the code from the Cappuccino Download Page and grab the latest Cappuccino Tools zip file. Alternatively, you can use -

git clone git://github.com/280north/cappuccino.git

I recommend using github which will give you everything you'll need. While I appreciate all the hard work thus far on Cappuccino, it is a beta and as such a little patience is required.

Once you have the code there seems to be two ways to get going with a project.
1. Download the Cappuccino Starter zip (on the same download page) which contains a standard application that you can edit
2. Use 'capp' to generate a bolierplate application structure

Using CAPP


If you chose the Github route you will have the 'capp' utility available to you.
Type capp with no parameters to get some help on usage. To create a new application, type

capp gen MyTestApp

After running the command, capp should have generated a project directory structure like the following -

drwxr-xr-x@ 10 340 Dec 4 19:41 .
drwxr-xr-x@ 3 102 Dec 4 19:41 ..
-rw-r--r--@ 1 984 Dec 4 19:41 AppController.j
drwxr-xr-x@ 7 238 Dec 4 19:41 Frameworks
-rw-r--r--@ 1 373 Dec 4 19:41 Info.plist
-rw-r--r--@ 1 770 Dec 4 19:41 Rakefile
drwxr-xr-x@ 3 102 Dec 4 19:41 Resources
-rw-r--r--@ 1 3578 Dec 4 19:41 index-debug.html
-rw-r--r--@ 1 3481 Dec 4 19:41 index.html
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 299 Dec 4 19:41 main.j


Open up 'index-debug.html' in a browser and you will see the text "Hello World!".

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