Is it possible to develop with Metabase in Windows 8/10


Can anyone confirm if we can develop with metabase in Windows 8/10 OS?

I’ve tried to follow the Development Guide, but we’re stuck with running the front-end server

$ yarn run build-hot
yarn run v0.24.6
$ NODE_ENV=hot webpack-dev-server --progress
'NODE_ENV' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
error Command failed with exit code 1.
info Visit for documentation about this comm and.

and it looks like yarn is executing bash shell scripts which is expected to fail in cmd of Windows.

Why we’re doing this?

We would just like to update frontend CSS files to change the look and feel of metabase UI.

My bad, this error is caused by missing dependencies for node. Which should be fixed by running ./bin/build. But this is a bash script. So I guess it’s not intended to be developed in Windows.

I think this was mentioned on github, but although yarn run build-hot doesn’t work on Windows, yarn run build does work (it just won’t do the hot reloading if you make changes to the code; you’ll have to manually refresh your browser).

Thanks for the reply. Good to know! Will try this out.