These are chat archives for jescalan/roots

29th
Apr 2016
Noel Quiles
@EnMod
Apr 29 2016 01:48
Still not working for me...I really don't understand what's different with my setups. I did exactly as said, npm link in the cloned repo and used rootsmini new to make a new test project, then went into that project and did rootsmini watch...still getting the error. Is there anything to be done to the project before running rootsmini watch?
this time I did it with a completely different machine
Both are Windows, if that matters
Win7/Win10
Jeff Escalante
@jescalan
Apr 29 2016 13:52
oh yeah, windows
roots mini does not support windows haha
sorry
maybe some day in the future it might, but its not really a priority honestly :/
Noel Quiles
@EnMod
Apr 29 2016 14:06
Ah there's the problem then. That's a bummer :/ Might get me to transition to a Linux machine for webdev anyway, been meaning to but most of my toolset/work is Windows-centric. Maybe I can just run roots-mini in a dedicated VM haha. thanks for this reply though, was going to do some more hair pulling figuring this out
Jeff Escalante
@jescalan
Apr 29 2016 14:06
yeah im sorry! roots mini right now is in early dev and we are focusing on our use at carrot
and nobody here has a windows machine
actually you might be the only developer i know that currently uses one. but maybe im in a bubble
either way, definitely should use linux for web dev, everything will get so much easier :D
unix is a wonderful thing
Noel Quiles
@EnMod
Apr 29 2016 14:14

Oh that's reasonable, gotta focus on the needs of the team. I'm usually the odd man out so no surprise there :smile: Definitely looking into, at the very least, running a portable VM of a distro. I've never had the opportunity to fully commit to Linux as there's been so much I've had to do with Windows, but I'm always hearing that it's perfect for webdev. All the more reason to switch!

Would you recommend any distros? I would build yet another Arch install from scratch but at this point that's more trouble than it's worth to me haha

Jeff Escalante
@jescalan
Apr 29 2016 14:25
it is very nice for dev
id say you cant go wrong with ubuntu
Ben Styles
@benadamstyles
Apr 29 2016 14:29
Just to jump in, yeah Ubuntu is solid and you probably won't ever need for anything else. You can even just install it on a USB stick and boot that up on your Windows machine!
Noel Quiles
@EnMod
Apr 29 2016 19:57
Thanks, to both of you! I use Roots at work and need easy access to Windows there, so for now a VM is possibly all I can get for now. Good insight though! I'll get to putting something together with 16.04