Graphite on Wine?

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  1. Mark
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    Posted 11 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Is it known whether Graphite runs on Wine for all the Linux chaps out there? (nothing on WineHQ)

    Regards,
    Mark
  2. Yavor Georgiev
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    Posted 11 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Mark,

     Graphite is a .Net application, but it relies heavily on some Windows-specific technologies such as WPF. It also relies on native win32 binaries for Android device support and the WebKit-based simulator. In short, we don't believe running Graphite on Linux is possible.

     However, you can always try Mist - our browser-based Icenium incarnation. But if you absolutely need Graphite and Mist doesn't do what you need (we'd love your feedback!), I'm afraid that you'll need to run Graphite inside a Windows VM.

    All the best,
    Yavor Georgiev
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  3. Mark
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    Posted 11 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Yavor,

    Thanks for the prompt response.

    I'm very impressed with Mist - it does indeed work beautifully to build and deploy the app but doesn't seem to support any debugging on the device itself - which will alas inevitably be needed. 

    With adb I can obviously forward the port from a debugger to the Icenium process - but I'm not sure that this will be an option for debugging the hybrid app itself?

    Regards,
    Mark
  4. Yavor Georgiev
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    Posted 11 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Mark,

     Currently Graphite supports debugging only iOS apps signed with a Development provision, running on iOS 6 with the Remote Web Inspector enabled. And for this to work Graphite relies on iTunes 10 or 11, which also doesn't run on Wine. Android debugging is not supported, as the Android port of WebKit doesn't provide a Web Inspector interface for its WebView.

     There isn't that much more debugging functionality that Graphite offers over Mist. However, you can do primitive console.log debugging on Linux and Mist using either adb logcat for Android, or libimobiledevice's iossyslog for iOS devices.

    Greetings,
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  5. Mark
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    Posted 11 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Yavor,

    Thanks again for your detailed answer - obviously wine is not the way to go :)

    FYI - Fortunatly, what does work with droid is the weinre web inspector. Very handy project given Google's failure to port the web inspector

    http://people.apache.org/~pmuellr/weinre/docs/latest/Home.html

    Based on node.js but otherwise very nice.

    Regards,
    Mark
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