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Ricardo Rivera
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A science fiction terminal emulator 🚀

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A cross-platform, customizable science fiction terminal emulator with advanced monitoring & touchscreen support.


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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 (especially the Board Room sequence), 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.

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  • Fully featured terminal emulator with tabs, colors, mouse events, and support for curses and curses-like applications.
  • Real-time system (CPU, RAM, swap, processes) and network (GeoIP, active connections, transfer rates)…

Hey, I can not describe how cool that is 😎
I love this kind of projects :)

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Ben Halpern

It was made to be used on large touchscreens

Really interesting. I think this is a space that could come a long way in the next few years. I'd love to experiment with this myself.

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Ricardo Rivera

I think this is just about experiences and fun. The project is an evolution of which does not offer rich features.

I like the role of „Science-Fiction Philisopie“ as inspiriation for Technology. Look at KI, Robots and so on... all this was „Science-Fiction“

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Really, Ben? It will be exploited once - and you have XSS...buth with OS access as sweet bonus. I do not understand how ppl do not think about security of frameworks at the first place.

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Ben Halpern

I'm not necessarily speaking about the concept of touch-screen-oriented dev tools.

Yes—Electron brings resource management and security concerns. I see it more as proof of concept in a way.

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Ondrej • Edited

It has been actively exploited in security-oriented messaging apps like Signal Desktop. So it has a history of ab(using) this PoC. And I'm not really sure that most people who download random plugins with 0 history of security audits to their electron-based editors, have their environments sandboxed for the sake of potential incident.

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I in delusion? Just look at GitHub

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Michael Harding

I think I saw this on r/unixporn recently. It's really awesome looking!

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