A 'launch on glitch' button from GitHub?

#1

I’d love to have Glitch be a quick way for people to get started writing a presentation with my framework, Big, but I’m not sure how I might be able to make a ‘launch on glitch’ button there, similar to how the ‘heroku button’ works.

I can see that when I go through the ‘clone from git’ process through the UI, I get a redirect path through https://glitch.com/edit/#!/import/git?url=https://github.com/tmcw/big.git, but this isn’t linkable from elsewhere - probably because there’s a post request or some other requests happening?

Is this an intended usecase, or should I refer people to remixing a glitch project instead? That seems more possible, but I’d love to get people using the latest git version without having to keep the two in sync.

Thanks! -Tom

#2

Hello @tmcw, welcome to the Glitch forum!

The link you’ve observed should work as long as you’re logged in to Glitch and have granted access to GitHub for your account; if you’re seeing something different I’d love to know how you’re getting there so I can reproduce it, because that’s unexpected.

However that seems like it’s not precisely what you’re hoping for. I’m going to dig into the import process a little and talk to other folks on the team to see if we can make this experience better. In the meantime, having folks Remix your base project is a great place to start, and there are some way you can automate at least parts of keeping your repo and your project in sync.