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githubevents

A simple command line tool listing GitHub events using RxSwift.

Building

Make sure you have all the prerequisites installed (see below). After that, you can simply clone this repository and build the command line executable (be patient, this will download all the required dependencies and take a while to compile) using

git clone https://github.com/rhx/githubevents.git
swift build

After that, you can run the program using

./.build/debug/githubevents

This will display the latest activities for the rhx/githubevents GitHub repositories.

Xcode

On macOS, you can build the project using Xcode instead. To do this, you need to create an Xcode project first, then open the project in the Xcode IDE:

swift package generate-xcodeproj
open githubevents.xcodeproj

After that, select the executable target (not the Bundle/Framework target with the same name as the executable) and use the (usual) Build and Run buttons to build/run your project.

Prerequisites

Swift

To build, you need Swift 3.1 (download from https://swift.org/download/ -- if you are using macOS, make sure you have the command line tools installed as well). Test that your compiler works using swift --version, which should give you something like

$ swift --version
Apple Swift version 3.1 (swiftlang-802.0.51 clang-802.0.41)
Target: x86_64-apple-macosx10.9

on macOS, or on Linux you should get something like:

$ swift --version
Swift version 3.1 (swift-3.1-RELEASE)
Target: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu

Troubleshooting

Here are some common errors you might encounter and how to fix them.

Old Swift toolchain or Xcode

If you get an error such as

$ swift build 
error: unable to invoke subcommand: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/swift-package (No such file or directory)

this probably means that your Swift toolchain is too old. Make sure the latest toolchain is the one that is found when you run the Swift compiler (see above).

If you get an older version, make sure that the right version of the swift compiler is found first in your PATH. On macOS, use xcode-select to select and install the latest version, e.g.:

sudo xcode-select -s /Applications/Xcode.app
xcode-select --install

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