I know what you mean, I just got a new computer… and all the development overhead is not something I want either!
I am going to use a virtual machine, running Ubuntu, to see if I can get that to work. VirtualBox and Ubuntu should be easy to do, maybe the newer Hyper-viser (sp?) would work as well.
[Update: I just finished installing VirtualBox, Ubuntu, and Pixlet, and ran the Hello World pixlet test. It was pretty easy.
If you need help, let me know.
- Download Virtual Box, install it. If for some reason you don’t have Hypervisor enabled, you may need to activate it. Google can help.
- Download Ubuntu LTS version, create a New Virtual Box Virtual Machine, point to the Ubuntu ISO File. I created a 30GB virtual drive and I had about 10GB left over.
- Start your Ubuntu virtual machine. Open a terminal, install curl: sudo apt install curl
- Open Firefox in Ubuntu and search for pixlet (I went to Tidbyt, home, SDK, clicked the link to get to the github for Pixlet. Downloaded Pixlet .gz file.).
- Go to the Downloads folder (or wherever you put the .gz file, of course). gunzip the .gz file. Then tar xvf the .tar file. (Can probably use tar xzvf now that I think about it…) At the level of pixlet, run the test command, in the Readme, from the command line. This starts the Hello World pixlet app on a local pixlet server (local to Ubuntu). Note, it (the pixlet server) will ‘stay open’ until you ctrl-c the process at the command line. This is good. Just let it stay there for now. Come back when you are done and ctrl-c to stop the server and get back to the command line.
- In Firefox on Ubuntu, go to http://localhost:8080 … you should see the Hello World pixlet app display a “Hello, World!” message in the browser window:
Mine looked like this!]