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Old 11/30/2012, 05:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks,
webOS newbie here. I have a question related to node.js. WebOS documentation says developers can use third-party modules in their service. But all the examples I have seen so far use core modules like fs, http, path....etc. Is there any service or app that uses third-party modules (like express, connect, socket-io) ??

If I want to use the module should I create a local node_modules directory or is there a global directory in webOS for all node.js modules?
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Old 11/30/2012, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You would place the module in your service directory, typically under node_modules or some such.

You probably can't use anything that makes use of native code, only pure javascript modules.

If you try to use socket.io, you'll need to delete the flash module from it, otherwise it will seriously get screwed up when trying to go through the app scanner (if you're trying to put something in the catalog)

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