If you are not living in a cave then you probably already know everything about Popcorn Time, so I'll skip any intro. This is a quick guide for building Popcorn Time from source code. Either because you don't want to wait for a new "official" build to get a feature (in my case Greek subtitles), or because you just don't trust their binary builds.
These steps are working perfectly on my system (Fedora), but with small modifications these should also work on any Linux box.
sudo yum install nodejs rubygem-compass wget git
Clone from the repository:
git clone https://github.com/popcorn-official/popcorn-app.git
or if you have a github account you can fork it, if there is any chance you might contribute back to the project.
cd popcorn-app npm install grunt-cli bower npm install
node_modules/grunt-cli/bin/grunt build --platforms=linux64
If everything works you should get a "Done, without errors." message at the end.
Now let's move the build to a place where we can launch it easily
sudo cp build/releases/Popcorn-Time/linux64/Popcorn-Time/ /opt/ sudo ln -s /opt/Popcorn-Time/Popcorn-Time /usr/bin/
and create a Desktop entry
sudo wget https://avatars0.githubusercontent.com/u/6956202?s=140 -O /usr/share/pixmaps/popcorntime.png sudo echo "[Desktop Entry] Name=Popcorn Time Comment=Watch movies in streaming with P2P. Exec=/usr/bin/Popcorn-Time Categories=AudioVideo; StartupNotify=false Type=Application Icon=popcorntime" > /usr/share/applications/popcorn-time.desktop
Popcorn Time now is available as a Desktop shortcut.
All you have to do is prepare some popcorn :)