I’ve been using the web IDE and now I’d like to graduate to Dev. I downloaded the zip file (for Windows) and extracted all of the files. And – now what? I don’t see any executable called 'installer" or such. There is an executable called “Update” and I tried to run it but nothing happens. I know this is a dumb question but obviously I have missed some part of the installation instructions! I have the zip file - how do I install it?
I recently dealt with the same thing when installing DEV on a new laptop.
There is no EXE install file so what you want to do to run Particle DEV is to double click this highlighted button in the screenshot below:
Then you can create a shortcut to that Atom.exe file by right clicking on it and then choosing Create Shortcut which will provide a shortcut icon link that you can paste on your desktop or start menu.
I put my shortcut in the bottom quick link section.
@RWB – thanks so much. This worked just fine. I thought (incorrectly) from the documentation that Atom was just some sort of SCCS and not the local IDE. Now I can see that it is the Particle Dev application itself (in fact, I renamed the shortcut to say Particle Dev so I don’t have to remember this in the future).
Atom is the IDE on which DEV is built
Help, please. I’m setting myself up on a new laptop. I have gone here
and downloaded the windows dev.
The file I download is called particle-dev-windows.zip
when I extract this download I get these,
I thought it was a little unusual that the windows download has a file in it called MACOSX. when I run the particleDevSetup appliceation I get a particle splash screen animation and then an installation failed dialogue box. Followed by a long error code.
Any ideas where I am going wrong?
The link is broken, go here https://github.com/spark/particle-dev-app/releases/tag/v1.8.0
and download from there.
@Moors7 can you fix the link here https://www.particle.io/products/development-tools/particle-desktop-ide to the windows Dev?