Installing Exporters

Exporters are distributed through their packages - self-contained bundles consisting of everything exporter needs to perform its job of delivering code. The package itself can be distributed in two ways:

  • Locally, by distributing package manually

  • Remotely, by uploading the package to GitHub public repository

Installing local exporter bundle

A locally downloaded bundle can be installed simply by double-clicking the bundle, which will automatically install it and prepare for use in Supernova. If the exporter with the same ID was already installed before, it will get replaced with the provided package.

In order to install the bundle, Supernova has to be installed and located inside /applications directory. If Supernova is not installed, the bundle will behave like a regular folder, and double-clicking will open the folder instead.

When the bundle is installed, you'll be notified by an alert. Only valid exporter packages can be installed, otherwise, the installation will be aborted.

Installing remote exporter bundle

Using remote exporters is a preferred way of installing the exporters. This is because remote exporters can be remotely updated - and you'll get notified when an update to a remote exporter is available. This means you'll always run the latest version with all the features and possible bugfixes.

Select GitHub option to download and link remote exporter

Installing remote exporter is equally as easy. Locate the exporter GitHub repository and copy its URL. Then, open Supernova and open exporter manager. Add New exporter by clicking on Add New Exporter > Download from GitHub.

Downloading exporter from GitHub is as easy as pasting a URL

After prompted, paste the copied URL of the GitHub repository and download the exporter. If the exporter package is valid, the exporter will be available for immediate use.