eDEX-UI is a fullscreen, cross-platform terminal emulator and system monitor that looks and feels like a sci-fi computer interface.
Heavily inspired from the TRON Legacy movie effects, the eDEX-UI project was originally meant to be "DEX-UI with less « art » and more « distributable software »". While keeping a futuristic look and feel, it strives to maintain a certain level of functionality and to be usable in real-life scenarios, with the larger goal of bringing science-fiction UXs to the mainstream.
It might or might not be a joke taken too seriously.
- Fully featured terminal emulator with tabs, colors, mouse events, and support for
- Real-time system (CPU, RAM, processes) and network (GeoIP, active connections, transfer rates) monitoring.
- Full support for touch-enabled displays, including an on-screen keyboard.
- Directory viewer that follows the CWD (current working directory) of the terminal.
- Advanced customization using themes, on-screen keyboard layouts, CSS injections. See the wiki for more info.
(neofetch on eDEX-UI 2.0 with the default "tron" theme & QWERTY keyboard)
(Graphical settings editor on eDEX-UI 2.0 with the "nord" colorful theme)
Where can I find download links?
Click on the little badges under the eDEX logo at the top of this page, or go to the Releases tab.
I have a problem!
Search through the Issues to see if yours has already been reported. If you're confident it hasn't been reported yet, feel free to open up a new one. If you see your issue and it's been closed, it probably means that the fix for it will ship in the next version, and you'll have to wait a bit.
Can you disable the keyboard/the filesystem display?
You can't disable them (yet) but you can hide them. See the
Are PRs welcome?
Is this repo actively maintained?
How did you make this?
Glad you're interested! See #272.
This is so cool.
Thanks! If you feel like it, you can donate a few bucks to encourage me to build more awesome stuff.
- Linux Uprising Blog
- My post on r/unixporn
- Korben article (in french)
- Hacker News
- This tweet that made me smile
- BoingBoing article - Apparently i'm a "French hacker"
- OReilly 4 short links
- Developpez.com (another french link)
- GitHub Blog's Release Radar November 2018
- opensource.com Productive Tools for 2019
Useful commands for the nerds
Starting from source:
IMPORTANT NOTE: the following instructions are meant for DEVELOPERS ONLY. If you're just a casual user please download the precompiled binaries available on the Releases tab.
on *nix systems (You'll need the Xcode command line tools on macOS):
- clone the repository
npm run install-linux
- start cmd or powershell as administrator
- clone the repository
npm run install-windows
Note: Due to native modules, you can only compile binaries for the OS you are compiling from. Note²: It is recommended to start building from a fresh clone to prevent the code minifier script from parsing an entire
- make a fresh clone (recommended)
npm run build-linuxor
Resulting binaries and assets will be in the
PixelyIon helped me get started with Windows compatibility and offered some precious advice when I started to work on this project seriously.
IceWolf composed the sound effects on v2.1.x and above. He makes really cool stuff, check out his music!
This project uses a bunch of open-source libraries, frameworks and tools, see the full dependency graph.