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Bleeding Edge

Overview​

Wails is in constant development and new releases are regularly "tagged". This usually happens when all the newer code on master has been tested and confirmed working. If you need a bugfix or feature that has not yet made it to a release, it's possible to use the latest "bleeding edge" version using the following steps:

  • git clone https://github.com/wailsapp/wails
  • cd wails/v2/cmd/wails
  • go install

NOTE: The directory that you cloned the project into will now be called "clonedir".

The Wails CLI will now be at the very latest version.

Updating your project​

To update projects to use the latest version of the Wails library, update the project's go.mod and ensure the following line is at the bottom of the file:

replace github.com/wailsapp/wails/v2 => <clonedir>

Example:

On Windows: replace github.com/wailsapp/wails/v2 => C:\Users\leaan\Documents\wails-v2-beta\wails\v2

On 'nix: replace github.com/wailsapp/wails/v2 => /home/me/projects/wails/v2

To revert to a stable version, run:

go install github.com/wailsapp/wails/v2/cmd/[email protected]

Testing a Branch​

If you want to test a branch, follow the instructions above, but ensure you switch the branch you want to test before installing:

  • git clone https://github.com/wailsapp/wails
  • cd wails
  • git checkout -b branch-to-test --track origin/branch-to-test
  • cd v2/cmd/wails
  • go install

Make sure you update your project as described above.

Testing a PR​

If you want to test a PR, follow the instructions above, but ensure you fetch the PR and switch the branch before installing. Please replace [IDofThePR] with the ID of the PR shown on github.com:

  • git clone https://github.com/wailsapp/wails
  • cd wails
  • git fetch -u origin pull/[IDofThePR]/head:test/pr-[IDofThePR]
  • git checkout test/pr-[IDofThePR]
  • git reset --hard HEAD
  • cd v2/cmd/wails
  • go install

Make sure you update your project as described above.