Bridgetown on Windows
The easiest way to use Bridgetown on Windows is to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux. This provides a Linux development environment in which you can install Bash, Ruby, and other tools necessary to run Bridgetown in an optimized fashion.
Try reading these excellent instructions by GoRails to install Ubuntu Linux on Windows, and then once you’ve reached the “Installing Rails” portion, you can come back and continue:
Install Node and Yarn
curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt remove cmdtest # this is so we can install Yarn curl -sS https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y nodejs yarn
Now all that is left is to install Bridgetown!
gem install bridgetown -N
Create a new Bridgetown site at
./mysite, as well as run
bundle install and
yarn install automatically:
bridgetown new mysite cd mysite
Now you should be able to build the site and run a live-reload server:
$ yarn start
Try opening the site up in http://localhost:4000. See something? Awesome, you’re ready to roll! If not, try revisiting your installation and setup steps, and if all else fails, reach out to the Bridgetown community for support.