Dev setup for atom core


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I’ve cloned the atom/atom repository and I’d like to run the electron app from the source code I’ve just cloned. Ideally I could have a setup such that when I make a change in a coffeescript file like src/browser/application-menu.coffee, a file watcher would notice that change and the would automatically get recompiled into javascript (probably by grunt).

Is this a set up that’s possible? How have other people set up their dev environments when making changes in the core app? I was kind of expecting to be able to run “electron .” after cloning the repo to run the app, since there’s a package.json in the root directory. That didn’t work and I have’t figured out how to run the app without doing a full build yet :frowning: