Running Dashing on a Mac

I am running Yosemite on my Macbook Pro and I have been running a Ubuntu VM in order to display my Dashing dashboard.

Dashing.io on Mac OSX Yosemite

The VM causes my CPU and fan to go crazy so I would prefer to just use the thin client and run it directly from my Mac.

You can install it on your own Mac by doing the following, copy and paste the following in the terminal. You might have to make sure that you have xcode command line tools are installed on your Mac first.

sudo xcode-select --install

Once the install is finished for XCode, open Xcode from Applications and accept the licensing agreement. You should be able to install Dashing with no problem

sudo gem install bundler
sudo gem install dashing

Change directory to the place you want to create your new dashboard and it’s files.

cd /Users/YOURUSERNAME/

The next part will get you started with a cookie cutter install of Dashing.

dashing new dashboard
cd dashboard

bundle install
bundle update

bundle
dashing start

You can then access it via localhost. So http://localhost:3030/

I had a couple of issues when attempting to get my gems installed. I had to run the following commands to getting it working.

bundle pack
bundle install --path vendor/cache

If you would like to install additional widgets hit this page and enjoy.

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