I’ve got to admit, I don’t understand this program one bit and I’d love for someone to tell me what I’m doing wrong.
I downloaded Particle Desktop IDE (Dev) from the particle.io website. From what I gather, the name has been changed to ‘Particle Dev’.
- So, I clicked on install, and it did it’s thing, then just disappeared. It took me a long time before I found it buried in the hidden AppData\Local folder. When I opened it up to look around the first thing I did was click on libraries. I got an error message: There was an error while listing libraries. Please try again later. Then I go to settings/Install and every package I tried to get threw out an error message. At the bottom of the list it said: Uncaught Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, lstat "C:\Users\Slarja\AppData\Local\particledev\app- 1.8.0\atom. The error was thrown from the fuzzy-finder package. Atom is out of date: 1.8.0 installed; 1.16.0 latest. Upgrading to the latest version may fix this issue.
- So I clicked on Check for Update, and it says there are no updates! And what the heck is Atom??
- So then I went on the web, found and downloaded Atom 64-bit. It installed the same way as Particle Dev without any interaction from me. I too found that buried in it’s own folder in the hidden AppData\Local directory.
- So now it’s time to check Particle Dev, and I’ve still got all the error messages! No libraries, the desktop says "Current directory is not a Particle library.
Is it me?! I admit I don’t know anything about coding or making apps; and I’ve been 4 weeks (no exaggeration) trying to figure this stuff out but I’m getting absolutely nowhere. Here’s my major question that I can’t find the answer to: How do you use the source codes downloaded from GitHub?? I understand the cloning and the forking part, thousands of tutorials on that; but I want to know what to do with that open folder staring at me on my desktop! Hence, that’s why I thought I’d try using Particle Dev, maybe something will finally click, but I can’t get past the error messages. Please, if someone could give me a clue on that too, I would gratefully appreciate it. In the meantime, I’m heading for the aspirin bottle!