XHaskell

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Welcome to XHaskell!

-A Graphical Software Distribution for Android based on X11-

Lead developer and maintainer: searemind


Overview

XHaskell (current version: 3.5) is an Android ARM application based on jackpal's Terminal Emulator for Android.

Many common X Clients have been embedded into the application including but not limited to an image viewer, a media player, two web browsers, a text editor and a word processor. Many command-line applications are also present including Hugs98, cURL, clients for various forms of social platforms etc.

They communicate with an X Server (tigervnc's Xvnc) to display content through a VNC connection which can be accessed through a host of VNC Viewers on Android or on any device connected to the same local network connection.


Requirements:

XHaskell currently only supports Android 5.0+ (API21+) ARM devices. ARM64 devices are not supported as of now (and will not be supported until I have access to one for testing purposes).

The app itself is quite lightweight when it comes to memory requirements and can adequately work with <250 MBs of both ram and disk space, considering the huge list of applications included in the distribution itself.


Demonstration:

Here is a screenshot showing the application's initial screen (v3.0):

Here is a screenshot showing the initial screen of XHaskell's desktop (v3.0):


Downloads

Link to version 3.5 for Android 5+ ARM

(new versions include mutt, zynaddsubfx, flphoto, siag, azpainter3, and many other new softwares)

Link to some addons including a PulseAudio server for audio support on DOSBox, ZynAddSubFX instruments, Dillo Plugins and a Screen Recorder using ffmpeg


Instructions

• To start an X Session, type

startx

in XHaskell's bash prompt.

• To connect to that X Session, connect to

127.0.0.1:5901

(password: xhaskell)

using a VNC Client if connecting on the device itself or connect to

[Address of the device running XHaskell]:5901

with the same password.

• To change the password, type

libvncpasswd.so $HOME/.lib/xserver/share/x11/passwd

AND TYPE 'y' WHEN ASKED WHETHER YOU WANT TO SET A VIEW-ONLY PASSWORD. Otherwise the X Server crashes for some peculiar reason I have still not figured out.

Note: Most options and configurations can be changed by editing the startx script inside

$HOME/.lib/bin/startx

while the look of the Window Manager can be changed by editing

$HOME/.lib/xserver/share/x11/conf/jwm/jwmrc

and other corresponding files.


License

This distribution is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3.0 and should not be redistributed without the inclusion of the said license.


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