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Developing the Linux build of Corona
Started by rcraig12 Jul 09 2019 12:34 AM

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I got interested in using Corona again but not being able to use it effectively of Linux and using WINE really didnt sit well with me. So I left it until a fortnight ago I got wind of it being made opensource. 

 

This peaked my interest and I had some chats with Vlad and Coronarob and decided I would help to further the development of a native build for Linux. Here's the show so far!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLDQoixeAkg

 

A little taster of the New Project functionality being coded into the Linux build.

 

 


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That's great, happy to have you contribute. We are doing some work on ironing out the Linux builds so it runs just like the Windows/Mac builds (how to setup video playback, optimizing Linux settings for best performance, etc.) We'll share results.

 

Very exciting tho.


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Nice!  I've been following the chatter on the Corona / Linux Slack channel.  Keep up the great work, it will be a lovely contribution to the community


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Thanks, building for Linux should prove to be very valuable for Corona and other developers.


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Some further progress made please do give it a watch and see where I am up to :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gzk1Kud5Yg


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Wow, coming along great! You're a Linux Hero.


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It's the first time I have done any application coding for Linux. So much of it is down to a load of reading and getting my head round how to write the code for it. Enjoyable journey though!

 

The New Project process is an enabler for linux users as the code was not doing that and I felt most users would not be so adept at pulling everything together manually. So I see this as major :)

 

I think it may be a good time to produce a installer so that users can install it easily and get onto the road of using it on native Linux. No more WINE required!


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OK now that the projects are being created from the New Project menu I have reflected the same operation in the linux build. Basically you create a project, set the options as required in the dialog screen. When the OK button is clicked the project will be created as per your settings and then the simulator automatically launches with the application running inside it.

 

Not very exciting as the simulator is running an empty file but it is running and that is the same functionality as the windows environment.

 

Only part to do now is ask the user if they would like to open the project in an editor and do some error checking as the whole thing assumes you haven't done anything outwith normal flow.

 

Cancelling for instance.

 

Anyways back to it!


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It's really cool that you are working on this - keep it up and keep us posted!


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