or even just a other links. that is a very good ss tho tbh, but i don’t think that windows should be repeated and I think the headings should be “Download” and “Alternatives” instead of “Recommended”, as only one button really will work
I was thinking maybe a dropdown or something instead (or would that be weird?)
Are there any plans to open source the editor? It could then be packaged easily in most GNU/Linux distroes.
It’s possible that it is found on the official Replit repository, no?
No i dont see it on the Github org
The desktop app is stuck on its login page: When I run the app from my windows desktop, it opens my default browser to the replit login page. Then when I log in I remain in the browser environment. The app remains on the initial page with the message “Your browser should open automatically” etc.
@ornella will the app ever get native runtime support? Eg: run code off of our own CPU, GPU, and ram? This I feel would encourage a lot more traffic to the app and would also offload your own servers from a lot of work. Memory I understand why you would need to keep, as everything would still be saved on the cloud. As of late, I have not used replit in a long time, because of how limited it feels compared to VS Code + Git on my own machine. If the option to run the code through my own CPU were added, I would (and Im sure others feel the same) probably go download it immediately and start coding.
Sadly no, because then people could just easily rip it and make their own version/clone of Replit
I notice this asked a lot. The point of Repls is that they are CLOUD CONTAINERS; computers that run on a server somewhere. If you really want to use your own resources on your own computer, then just DOWNLOAD THE LITERAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE! The point of Replit is to revolutionize this step; run things in the cloud so you don’t have to have your own server or keep it running. If you want to use your own computing power, take a single backwards step.
Well apps are (analogously) essentially HTML and if people can rip off html then they can rip off the app
Yeah, but they secure it way more (by obfuscation, the unique
css-* classes, etc.)
Then obfuscate the app.
I would disagree- the point of replit as it was when I joined in 2017 was to revolutionize the portability of code… their homepage said “Code anywhere”. I do download the languages myself, but the replit IDE is vastly superior in terms of setup time… just write then hit run. Running it off your own CPU does not change anything about the core of replit. The portability aspect of replit does not change, in fact, it increases.
More people will come to use the replit desktop app if it is a genuinely good environment, and it will be once you can run code on your own CPU. More people on the app = more people who will download the mobile app, more people who will use it when they travel. It allows people to code on chromebooks at school, and once they get home, get on a more powerful machine and pick up their work from there
Can i install replit in chromebook
You could install the PWA on a Chromebook.
- Use the app from Google Play Store (not recommended) or
- Search “linux” in your Settings, install it, and then download the Linux version of Replit Desktop. (As python660 talked about earlier, you may need to change the user agent string so that it knows you’re trying to download the Linux version)
- Use wine (less recommended than #2), by installing Linux the same way, but then searching how to install Wine, and then you can download the Windows version and use it. (Which again, you may need to change the agent string for still)
Since the Chromebook doesn’t have a specific version for it, it will just see all of them instead.
Yep this would work although it’s definitely not the best way.
Good idea assuming that the Linux app support is a new enough version of Debian.
I couldn’t get it to work on Wine (Staging). It installed and loaded but it couldn’t handle the browser verification.
Hi, I’m on Mac Silicon, right desktop app downloaded. However I find every time I start it up and log in, it opens the web browser, I login-in, I go back and it still says it should open the web browser automatically, if not click here. Any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong? I know I’m not the only one having issues with this.
It usually will have a popup in your browser saying “This site is trying to open Replit”. And you’ll need to click “Open” for it to transfer that data to the App. If you don’t see that popup, it could have been an issue with protocols or how it was installed. Which is either an issue with your system (i.e. insufficient privileges), or just that the way it installs that protocol to open Replit maybe the code doesn’t work on Macintosh. Just some ideas, you should uninstall and try it again though.