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I ran into Streamie today. It’s supposed to be a highly hackable Twitter client that runs in your HTML5 enabled browser. This blogpost tries to describe the problems I ran into while trying to get it running on my own machine.
- If you’re new to GitHub, git and SSH (or didn’t install it yet on your machine), visit this help page.
- Install node.js (instructions)
- Install npm (node package manager) by typing this in your Terminal window:
$ curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sudo sh
- Fork streamie on GitHub and clone your fork:
$ git clone email@example.com:USERNAME/streamie.git
- Do this:
$ sudo sh deps $ git branch gh-pages $ git checkout gh-pages $ git pull origin gh-pages
- At the time of this writing, you’ll then run into this error message:
* branch gh-pages -> FETCH_HEAD Auto-merging public/css/basic.less CONFLICT (content): Merge conflict in public/css/basic.less Auto-merging public/index.html CONFLICT (content): Merge conflict in public/index.html Auto-merging public/lib/stream/app.js Auto-merging public/lib/stream/initplugins.js Auto-merging public/lib/stream/status.js Automatic merge failed; fix conflicts and then commit the result.
- I removed the <<< HEAD, ==== and >>> in public/css/basic.less and public/index.html
- Pushing these changes back and let’s hope this thing runs.
$ git add public/css/basic.less $ git add public/index.html $ git commit -m "Hopefully solved merging errors." $ git push origin gh-pages Counting objects: 31, done. Delta compression using up to 2 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (10/10), done. Writing objects: 100% (11/11), 1.46 KiB, done. Total 11 (delta 9), reused 0 (delta 0) To firstname.lastname@example.org:USERNAME/streamie.git 90db378..c67cae8 gh-pages -> gh-pages
- Apparently a few brackets were missing in public/css/basic.less (in html.no-utf8).
$ git commit -a -m "Fixed a CSS bug (missing }'s) in public/css/basic.less" $ git push origin gh-pages
Here’s a screenshot of my current branch:
Tomorrow I’ll try to add a basic tweet filter. The goal is to filter out tweets that contain a user-defined word (bye bye stupid games that use hashtags etc.)