boxware
A command line interface to boxware.io
Last updated a year ago by someshkar .
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Boxware let's you try, use & modify desktop software in your browser without downloading/installing anything. Try it with this repository by clicking this button:

Try on Boxware

This is how it feels :

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Installing and using software is still a pain after all these years - incompatible hardware, limited storage, missing dependencies, messed-up versioning, large clunky downloads & complicated installs. This has made it more difficult to build new things.

Boxware makes this easy by allowing anyone to try and use desktop software without downloading/installing anything. You specify hardware type, base image(with dependencies pre-installed), and post-deploy commands in the boxware.json manifest file and put it in your repository. You then insert a "Try on Boxware" button that looks like this into your documentation/readme.md.

Try on Boxware

Boxware compresses video of your software running on our servers and streams it down to your browser, and streams up your mouse clicks and keyboard strokes so you can interact with it like you would in a normal computer. In full-screen mode and at 4G speeds, it feels no different than a normal computer.

✨ Add a 'Try on Boxware' button to your repository for free:

TL;DR Version:

Step 1 : Enter your repository folder using your terminal

Step 2 : Use the Boxware CLI to auto-generate boxware.json manifest file in your repository:

$ npm install -g boxware

Initialize the CLI guide:

$ boxware init

This will walk you through creating the manifest file, and will also create the "Try on Boxware" button that you can insert in your documentation.

Step 3 : Insert the following markdown button in your README.md file :

 [![Try on Boxware](https://cdn.boxware.io/try/button.svg)](https://boxware.io/dashboard?try=https://github.com/boxwarehq/cli) 

Replace your own repository link in the markdown text above. That's it! That'll insert the "Try On Boxware" button on your Github documentation.

Longer Version:

Step 1 : Create boxware.json manifest file that looks like this and add it to your Github repository:

{
   "name": "Boxware Test",
   "version": "0.0.1",
   "description": "Test App Manifest",
   "repository": "https://github.com/boxwarehq/cli",
   "template": "boxware/ubuntu-base",
   "folder": "~/AwesomeTestFolder/Sub",
   "commands": [
       "subl boxware.json",
       "subl package.json"
   ]
}

Step 2 : Insert the following markdown button in your README.md file :

 [![Try on Boxware](https://cdn.boxware.io/try/button.svg)](https://boxware.io/dashboard?try=https://github.com/boxwarehq/cli) 

Replace your own repository link in the markdown text above. That's it! That'll insert the "Try On Boxware" button on your Github documentation.

Try on Boxware

Advanced Users

If the desktop environment/configuration required to run your software is more complicated, then you can create your own public template on Boxware and specify it in manifest file. This is automatically used to create new desktop whenever your users want to try/use your software on it. We're still in beta and will soon release a tool allowing anyone to create and customize templates. If you want to try it early, drop us a mail at hello@boxware.io

???? Feedback

If you need help, have any suggestions or just want to let us know what you think of Boxware, send us a message at hello@boxware.io

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