NOTE pre v1 this is considered alpha/beta quality
Desktop is an open source application for managing multi-window, cross-platform desktop applications; providing deployment, configuration, notifications, logging, monitoring...
- Maximise developer productivity
- Use battle tested libraries
- Cross platform
- Secure sandbox
- Built for developers
- Simple standardised configuration
- Window Layouts
- Cross application messaging
To install a prebuilt desktop run:
npm install @reactivemarkets/desktop -g
Desktop takes one or many configuration files or urls. See Configuration for more details.
To start the application with 2 windows, from urls, run:
desktop --url=https://google.com --url=https://startpage.com/
To add another window run:
Command Line Usage
Desktop comes with a full command line interface to create configuration and start the application.
For a full list of commands see the built in help:
Applications are defined via configuration files, it is recommended to define your application in YAML. This is easier to read, maintain and allows you to group objects into a single file.
The command line interface allows you to create a basic configuration file in the current working directory:
desktop init --name "My Application" --url https://localhost/
To run that config file specifiy the
desktop --file application.yaml
Configuration can be loaded locally or from a url:
desktop -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/desktop-examples/config/master/examples/single-window.yaml
Building from source
To install all dependencies and build run:
Note: To be able to build for all platforms you will need to install some dependencies. On mac:
brew install mono fakeroot dpkg wine
git clone https://github.com/reactivemarkets/desktop.git cd desktop npm ci npm run build