Linux versions released!

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Sean Kranzberg

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Apr 22, 2014, 3:55:46 PM4/22/14
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Hello GWD Community!


I’m happy to announce today that Google Web Designer is now available and supported on four different versions of Linux.


This includes the following versions:


  • Ubuntu

  • Debian

  • OpenSUSE

  • Fedora


We are still in Beta but would love any feedback both on the Linux implementation and the products core feature set.  There are a lot of important changes coming soon but please try out the Beta version and give us your thoughts.


Along with Linux support, we also have a few fixes related to the gallery and map components, as well as the installer for Windows 8.


Check out the release notes here: http://goo.gl/nqHDIh and download GWD here: http://goo.gl/StQLvM


Cheers,


Sean Kranzberg

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Apr 22, 2014, 1:48:30 PM4/22/14
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THANK YOU!!!! :D

Jonnie Grieve

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Apr 22, 2014, 2:14:57 PM4/22/14
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Lots of happy Linux users today  :)  (myself not included mind, I use Windows)   :)

santiag...@gmail.com

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Apr 22, 2014, 3:34:30 PM4/22/14
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where can i download it?

Andrea Mazzilli

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Apr 22, 2014, 3:36:59 PM4/22/14
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Great! thanks a lot! 
After a quick test on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity:
I noticed trouble maximizing the window, it will maximize only horizontally and forcing it with CTRL+ALT+5(KP) will maximize but making the menubar disappear, closing and relaunching GWD will launch it correctly maximized and with visible menubar
Someone can confirm this?

Jaz

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Apr 22, 2014, 3:56:22 PM4/22/14
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Hi Santiago,

You can download it here on our website: http://goo.gl/StQLvM

thx!
jaz

Jasmine Rogers
Program Manager, GWD

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Apr 22, 2014, 4:24:28 PM4/22/14
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For me, it just doesn't open. xD

Well, it a window opens, sets the title, icon, size,
but it just stays blank forever. Doesn't respond to
any events (mouse or keyboard). I can close the window,
the process terminates.

I'm using Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.10).

Kate

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Apr 22, 2014, 4:30:27 PM4/22/14
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I'm having the same problem as jmen: it launches and opens a window, but then stays blank. I can close the window to terminate.

I'm running Linux Mint 16 with Cinnamon.

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Apr 22, 2014, 4:48:34 PM4/22/14
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Wow! Linux support so early? This rocks!!

San Khong

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Apr 22, 2014, 5:13:23 PM4/22/14
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jmendeth and Kate,

Sorry we only tested and support GWD on the Linux distro that Sean listed.   
  • Ubuntu

  • Debian

  • OpenSUSE

  • Fedora


Thanks,
San  


jmen...@gmail.com

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Apr 22, 2014, 6:17:35 PM4/22/14
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Yeah, I can see how it opens HTTPS to google when started.
I can open developer tools and inspect things away, requests
are made, but the window remains black. Completely.

My console:

Document was loaded from Application Cache with manifest https://www.gstatic.com/ninja/beta/04162014/gwd.appcache
Application Cache Checking event
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'locale' of undefined
Application Cache NoUpdate event

kampo...@gmail.com

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Apr 22, 2014, 6:17:45 PM4/22/14
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Not work en Ubuntu 14.04

jmen...@gmail.com

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Apr 22, 2014, 6:34:49 PM4/22/14
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Guys I found it, that last TypeError was the problem.

It seems you have a locale (i.e. language setting) that is not supported by Google Web Designer (yet). To fix, open terminal and type exactly:

rm -r .local/share/google-web-designer

Then, to run GWD:

LANGUAGE=en_US google-webdesigner

It will be started in english, you can now start it as normal.

San Khong

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Apr 22, 2014, 7:38:39 PM4/22/14
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Thanks for finding the solution Xavier.  We'll log a bug for it.  Any additional information that you can send us to replicate the problem is appreciated. 

San
GWD Team

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Apr 22, 2014, 10:21:36 PM4/22/14
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I know Jasmine said its not supported on Mint 16 Cinnamon.
But I just want to report that I have no display when launching from shell.
Just black window and no errormessages..

gast...@gmail.com

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Apr 22, 2014, 10:24:04 PM4/22/14
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Having a great first experience here, it works smooth and already is in pt-br with just some words "cropped" by small buttons area.
The integration with ubuntu is fine, but I realize that the menu bar would safe space if it was in the window bar as native software.
The software by itself is powerful and has an interesting merge of code and design.

I truly appreciate Google's initiative with Linux and its users.

dag.ja...@gmail.com

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Apr 22, 2014, 10:24:16 PM4/22/14
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Holy cow ! That worked Xavier !! Im on Norwegian Locale !
Thanks !

Greets Dag

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Apr 22, 2014, 10:31:37 PM4/22/14
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Yippiee !! I love you guys ! Thanks !
And I realize now that it was San who posted the supported OS list :-)
But with the posted fix it apparently works for me too ! :-)

Greets Dag / Norway

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Apr 22, 2014, 10:34:44 PM4/22/14
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Same problem as Xavier & Kate: Blank screen!

~$ uname -a
Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux

~$ locale
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=en_US:en

$ cat google-web-designer/logs/browser.log
E0422 20:29:39 ../shell/linux/main.cc:278] Failed to load shell configuration from "http://www.gstatic.com/ninja/config/shell_config.xml"


$ cat google-web-designer/logs/zygote.log
E0422 20:29:47 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_app.cc:312] Uncaught javascript exception
Uncaught TypeError: Object #<Object> has no method 'dispatchEvent' (about:blank:0)

E0422 20:29:47 ../shell/core/utils.cc:802] Javascript Stack
(about:blank:0:150)

Xavier Mendez

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Apr 23, 2014, 1:45:56 AM4/23/14
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> Thanks for finding the solution Xavier.  We'll log a bug for it.  Any additional information that you can send us to replicate the problem is appreciated.

Just clear the data as said above, and start GWD with a locale it's not translated to, like ca_ES:

  LANGUAGE=ca_ES google-webdesigner

It'll start black and you'll see the TypeError.

josef....@gmail.com

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:21:55 AM4/23/14
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Just for info, I made a PKGBUILD for Archlinux yesterday. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/google-webdesigner/

It seems to be working just fine.


I am getting some sandbox-related message in console:
└──> $ >> google-webdesigner
ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.
[0423/081918:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(142)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process

I am not sure if it cases any problems yet.

andy.s...@gmail.com

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:48:24 AM4/23/14
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Also just getting a blank window. Running in Kubuntu 13.10 (Saucy).

$ cat ~/.local/share/google-web-designer/logs/browser.log
E0422 23:40:39 ../shell/linux/main.cc:278] Failed to load shell configuration from "http://www.gstatic.com/ninja/config/shell_config.xml"

$ uname -a
Linux laptop1 3.12.0-031200-generic #201311031935 SMP Mon Nov 4 00:36:54 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ locale
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=en_US

smok...@gmail.com

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Apr 23, 2014, 3:31:34 AM4/23/14
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Hello, i have same problem.

3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux

cat ~/.local/share/google-web-designer/logs/browser.log
E0423 09:26:16 ../shell/linux/main.cc:278] Failed to load shell configuration from "http://www.gstatic.com/ninja/config/shell_config.xml"

kampo...@gmail.com

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Apr 23, 2014, 3:39:49 AM4/23/14
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Thanks for solution

Stan Williams

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Apr 23, 2014, 4:11:19 AM4/23/14
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Thanks!
 I just installed the Linux beta version I will test it for a while :-)
http://www.stanwilliams.net

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Apr 23, 2014, 6:44:11 AM4/23/14
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Thanks very much Xavier..........Its Working now

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Apr 23, 2014, 8:20:44 AM4/23/14
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Thanx.

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Apr 23, 2014, 9:39:13 AM4/23/14
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Any chance that this will run on a Chromebook? That would be a great way to get kids interested in web development, etc. Hint, hint...

Thanks,
Eric Peterson

Edward Gouveia

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Apr 23, 2014, 12:54:28 PM4/23/14
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Excell everything.Thanks Google.

San Khong

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Apr 23, 2014, 1:07:30 PM4/23/14
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We've narrowed down the black screen issue with some locales (listed below).  We'll work on a fix and release it shortly.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

If you're having the black screen problem on launch and you're not on these locales and/or Xavier's workaround does not work for you, please let us know.

bg-BGBulgarian
ca-ESCatalan
hr-HRCroatian
cs-CZCzech
da-DKDanish
fil-PH, tl, tl-PHFilipino
fi-FIFinnish
el-GRGreek
he*, he-IL, iw-ILHebrew
hi-INHindi
hu-HUHungarian
id-ID, in, in-IDIndonesian
lv-LVLatvian
lt-LTLithuanian
no-NO, nb, nb-NONorwegian (Bokmål)
fa-IRPersian
Portuguese (European)
ro-RO, moRomanian
sr-RS, sr-Cyrl-RSSerbian (Cyrillic)
sk-SKSlovak
sl-SISlovenian
sv-SESwedish
uk-UAUkrainian
vi-VNVietnamese

San Khong

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Apr 23, 2014, 1:24:30 PM4/23/14
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Andy and smokecze,

Please try clicking on http://www.gstatic.com/ninja/config/shell_config.xml to open it in the web browser to see if you can access it.

Thanks,
San

Andy Clark

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Apr 23, 2014, 1:32:58 PM4/23/14
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On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:23:29 AM UTC-7, San Khong wrote:
Andy and smokecze,

Please try clicking on http://www.gstatic.com/ninja/config/shell_config.xml to open it in the web browser to see if you can access it.

Thanks,
San

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:48:24 PM UTC-7, Andy Clark wrote:

Xavier Mendez

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Apr 23, 2014, 1:48:44 PM4/23/14
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> Curious that of the URLs in shell_config.xml, only one results in a 200. The rest result in a 404.

In my case, the URLs are found and give 200, but when browsed, they shortly redirect me to the 404 page.
Check it with the first, for example (curl -i https://www.gstatic.com/ninja/beta/04162014/gwd.html).

corn...@gmail.com

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:02:57 PM4/23/14
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works great on Ubuntu 14.04. Thank you!!

Andy Clark

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:14:13 PM4/23/14
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Confirmed that the 404s are a non-issue. https://www.gstatic.com/ninja/beta/04162014/gwd.html works fine using curl.

San Khong

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:24:24 PM4/23/14
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Andy, please turn on verbose-logging, launch GWD and send us (gwd-s...@google.com) the browser.log and zygote.log in the ~/.local/share/google-web-designer/logs

Please open for edit /.local/share/google-web-designer/preferences/settings.conf

add verbose-logging and set it to true

The 404 error is expected.  We prevent the gwd.html to be opened in the browser since it should only be accessed from the shell.

Thanks,
San


Andy Clark

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:39:10 PM4/23/14
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Didn't notice any difference after setting verbose-logging to true. Tried inserting before and after the "[WindowInfo]" section.

$ cat ~/.local/share/google-web-designer/preferences/settings.conf 
[WindowInfo]
maximized
=false
width
=1024
height
=768
left
=219
top
=39
verbose
-logging=true

$ cat browser.log 
E0423 11:31:16 ../shell/linux/main.cc:278] Failed to load shell configuration from "http://www.gstatic.com/ninja/config/shell_config.xml"

zygote.log is empty until I close the google-webdesigner window.
$ cat zygote.log 
E0423 11:31:50 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_app.cc:312] Uncaught javascript exception
     
Uncaught TypeError: Object #<Object> has no method 'dispatchEvent' (about:blank:0)


E0423
11:31:50 ../shell/core/utils.cc:802] Javascript Stack
           
(about:blank:0:150)

Thanks for your help,
-Andy

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:40:33 PM4/23/14
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Horay! Gonna give this a try :-)

Xavier Mendez

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Apr 23, 2014, 4:02:27 PM4/23/14
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Andy, are you using a proxy?

smok...@gmail.com

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Hi, I'm now on the other PC, but I have the same problem. I set the verbose-logging=true and I sent the result to support.
Here attaching log.

Thanks

$ uname -a
Linux smoke-nb 3.11-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.10-1 (2013-12-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ locale
LANG=cs_CZ.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=cs_CZ.UTF-8

cat ~/.local/share/google-web-designer/logs/browser.log
I0423 23:00:16 ../shell/core/logging.cc:296] Session start Linux
I0423 23:00:16 ../shell/core/app_utilities.cc:107] User locale: cs_CZ.UTF-8
I0423 23:00:17 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_client.cc:859] Load start for main browser frame
I0423 23:00:17 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_client.cc:369] CM: "Document was loaded from Application Cache with manifest https://www.gstatic.com/ninja/beta/04162014/gwd.appcache"
I0423 23:00:17 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_client.cc:369] CM: "Application Cache Checking event"
I0423 23:00:17 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_client.cc:369] CM: "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'locale' of undefined"
I0423 23:00:17 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_client.cc:866] Load end for main browser frame. status= 200
I0423 23:00:17 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_client.cc:369] CM: "Application Cache NoUpdate event"
I0423 23:00:21 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_client.cc:369] CM: "Uncaught TypeError: Object #<Object> has no method 'dispatchEvent'"
W0423 23:00:22 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_client.cc:671] Timed out waiting for close acknowledgment. Forcing browser close.
I0423 23:00:22 ../shell/linux/main.cc:458] Application shutdown normally. Return value = 0


cat ~/.local/share/google-web-designer/logs/zygote.log
I0423 23:00:16 ../shell/core/logging.cc:296] Session start Linux
I0423 23:00:16 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_app.cc:318] Render thread created
I0423 23:00:16 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_app.cc:322] Webkit Initialized
E0423 23:00:17 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_app.cc:312] Uncaught javascript exception
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'locale' of undefined (https://www.gstatic.com/ninja/beta/04162014/gwd.html:279)

E0423 23:00:17 ../shell/core/utils.cc:802] Javascript Stack
(https://www.gstatic.com/ninja/beta/04162014/gwd.html:279:71)
(https://www.gstatic.com/ninja/beta/04162014/gwd.html:286:11)

E0423 23:00:21 ../shell/cef_objects/ninja_cef_app.cc:312] Uncaught javascript exception
Uncaught TypeError: Object #<Object> has no method 'dispatchEvent' (https://www.gstatic.com/ninja/beta/04162014/gwd.html:0)

E0423 23:00:21 ../shell/core/utils.cc:802]