There is a NW.js (formerly node-webkit) binary compiled for the ARMv6 used by Raspberry Pi. It also runs on Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 since they are backward compatible with ARMv6. Other compatible hardware should also be able to run this binary.
It can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/jalbam/nwjs_rpi
- You need a package.nw which is just a .zip file with .nw extension that contains your project (at least, it needs an index.html and a package.json inside). The included package.nw is just an example using the Yasminoku game. Since this is only a port, if you need it you can go to the official web site of NW.js and read the documentation to know more about package.nw, package.json, etc.
- Optional: merge nw and package.nw into a single file with the following command:
cat nw package.nw > Your_new_binary_file
- Edit fix_libudev.so.0 and fix_libudev.so.1 and replace Your_new_binary_file found in their code by the real name of your binary file (if you did not merge nw and package.nw together, then replace it by just nw).
- If you need it, give executable permissions (and other desired permissions) to Your_new_binary_file (or nw) using the chmod command (as root).
- Try to run the binary:
If you did not merge the nw and package.nw files in one single file (as explained in step 2), you should run this command instead:
- In the case the system complains about libudev.so.0 when you try to run the binary, just type the following command:
Likewise, if needed, do the same for libudev.so.1 running this:
Note: these two commands above will only work if you have followed the step 3 properly before. Each of them only needs to be executed once and never again.
- If all works well, you can distribute your project. You will need these files at least (in the same folder): libffmpegsumo.so, nw.pak and Your_new_binary_file (or nw and package.nw instead). I would recommend including fix_libudev.so.0 and fix_libudev.so.1 optionally (modified as explained in step 3) if you think others might need them.
node-webkit (now called NW.js) version: v.0.7.0-pre
Node.js version: v0.10.12
- “Raspberry Pi Model B Revision 2.0 Mounting holes” with 512MB RAM (000e revision) using Raspbian GNU/Linux 7 “wheezy” (Linux raspberrypi 4.1.19+ #858 armv6l GNU/Linux).
- “Raspberry Pi 2 Model B PCB Revision 1.1″ with 1024MB RAM (a01041 revision) using Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 “jessie” (Linux raspberrypi 4.9.35-v7+ #1014 SMP armv7l GNU/Linux).
- “Raspberry Pi 3 Model B PCB Revision 1.2″ with 1024MB RAM (a02082 revision) using Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 “jessie” (Linux raspberrypi 4.1.19-v7+ #858 SMP armv7l GNU/Linux).
- “Raspberry Pi Zero W PCB Revision 1.1″ with 512MB RAM (9000c1 revision) using Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 “stretch” (Linux raspberrypi 4.14.71+ #1145 SMP armv6l GNU/Linux).
- “Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ PCB Revision 1.3″ with 1024MB RAM (a020d3 revision) using Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 “stretch” (Linux raspberrypi 4.14.71-v7+ #1145 SMP armv7l GNU/Linux).
- “Orange Pi Zero (Allwinner H2+)” with 512MB RAM (hardware sun8i, 0000 revision) using Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 “jessie” (Linux OrangePizero 3.4.39 #2 SMP PREEMPT armv7l GNU/Linux).
- “Orange Pi Zero Plus2 (Allwinner H3)” with 512MB RAM (hardware sun8i, 0000 revision) using Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 “jessie” (Linux OrangePI 3.4.112-opi #1 SMP PREEMPT armv7l GNU/Linux).
- Raspberry Pi Zero, all models
- Raspberry Pi, all models
- Raspberry Pi 2, all models
- Raspberry Pi 3, all models
- Other devices with compatible hardware (Orange Pi, Banana Pi, etc.)
The original binary was shared by Nils Måsén “piksel” (aka “spaculo”) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqNUYk9Y8jY so thank you very much! 🙂