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Created Jun 12, 2018
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electron-updater from private repo gitlab.com
variables:
VERSION_ID: '1.0.$CI_PIPELINE_ID'
stages:
- build
build:
image: slauta93/electron-builder-win
stage: build
artifacts:
paths:
- $CI_PROJECT_DIR/dist/*.*
script:
- sed "s/0.0.0/${VERSION_ID}/g" package.json > _package.json && mv _package.json package.json
- npm install && npm run build

This repo contains the bare minimum code to have an auto-updating Electron app using electron-updater with releases stored on a plain HTTP server.

  1. For macOS, you will need a code-signing certificate.

    Install Xcode (from the App Store), then follow these instructions to make sure you have a "Mac Developer" certificate. If you'd like to export the certificate (for automated building, for instance) you can. You would then follow these instructions.

  2. Setting you Gitlab-CI and edit package.json build scripts fron your platforms

  3. Pushing new code, and install last build

  4. Open the installed version of the app and see that it updates itself.

// Inital app
const electron = require("electron");
const updater = require("electron-updater");
const autoUpdater = updater.autoUpdater;
...
///////////////////
// Auto upadater //
///////////////////
autoUpdater.requestHeaders = { "PRIVATE-TOKEN": "Personal access Token" };
autoUpdater.autoDownload = true;
autoUpdater.setFeedURL({
provider: "generic",
url: "https://gitlab.com/_example_repo_/-/jobs/artifacts/master/raw/dist?job=build"
});
autoUpdater.on('checking-for-update', function () {
sendStatusToWindow('Checking for update...');
});
autoUpdater.on('update-available', function (info) {
sendStatusToWindow('Update available.');
});
autoUpdater.on('update-not-available', function (info) {
sendStatusToWindow('Update not available.');
});
autoUpdater.on('error', function (err) {
sendStatusToWindow('Error in auto-updater.');
});
autoUpdater.on('download-progress', function (progressObj) {
let log_message = "Download speed: " + progressObj.bytesPerSecond;
log_message = log_message + ' - Downloaded ' + parseInt(progressObj.percent) + '%';
log_message = log_message + ' (' + progressObj.transferred + "/" + progressObj.total + ')';
sendStatusToWindow(log_message);
});
autoUpdater.on('update-downloaded', function (info) {
sendStatusToWindow('Update downloaded; will install in 1 seconds');
});
autoUpdater.on('update-downloaded', function (info) {
setTimeout(function () {
autoUpdater.quitAndInstall();
}, 1000);
});
autoUpdater.checkForUpdates();
function sendStatusToWindow(message) {
console.log(message);
}
...
{
"name": "electron-updater-gitlab",
"version": "0.0.0",
"main": "main.js",
"scripts": {
"start": "electron .",
"pack": "node_modules/.bin/electron-builder --dir",
"build": "node_modules/.bin/electron-builder --win",
"postinstall": "",
"install": "node-gyp install",
},
"build": {
"appId": "com.electron.app",
"publish": [
{
"provider": "generic",
"url": "https://gitlab.com"
}
],
"win": {
"target": [
"nsis"
],
"verifyUpdateCodeSignature": false
},
"mac": {
"category": "public.app-category.productivity",
"identity": "Mac Developer: username (XXXXXXXX)",
"target": [
"dmg"
]
},
"linux": {
"target": [
"AppImage"
]
}
},
"dependencies": {
"electron-updater": "^2.7.2"
},
"devDependencies": {
"electron": "1.6.11",
"electron-builder": "^19.16.2"
}
}
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KoenvGinkel commented Jan 22, 2020

Where can i get the feedurl?

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