Contributing through github – App Inventor 2

Contributing through github – App Inventor 2

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Slides on how to contribute to App Inventor 2; based on reveal.js

On Github josmas / contributingToAppInventor2

Contributing through github

App Inventor 2

Created by Jose Dominguez / @josmasflores

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Not familiar with github?

go to the site now.

Fork the Repo

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clone locally

git clone
# Clones your fork of the repository into the current directory in terminal

swap YOUR_USER_NAME for your real user name

configure remotes

$ cd appinventor-sources
$ git remote add upstream

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$ cp sample-.gitignore .gitignore

If you don't do this, you will get in all kinds of trouble

build app inventor 2

$ cd appinventor
$ ant

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run app inventor 2

$ your-appengine-SDK-folder/bin/ 
            --port=8888 --address= appengine/build/war/
Note that you will need to download App Engine for Java, and these routes are relatives to the path of your AppEngine installation

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run the build server

$ cd appinventor/buildserver
$ ant RunLocalBuildServer
The build server is needed to create apk files

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you are now ready to go!

Navigate to localhost:8888

Checkout the App Inventor Developer Overview for more information about the overall architecture of the system.

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Feel free to contact the Open Source group for any additional information

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