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Building Android™ on Solus
This article covers building the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) on Solus, the instructions can also be tweaked to also install forks of Android such as LineageOS.
Desktop Environments
Solus offers a multitude of desktop environments, ranging from the feature-rich and modern Budgie to the traditional MATE experience. It is recommended to use the ISO for a specific desktop environment but it is possible to install them afterwards if you wish to do try one out.
fzf is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder. It can be used as an interactive Unix filter with any list: files, command history, processes, hostnames, bookmarks, git commits, etc.
Httpd (Apache)
Solus provides httpd (otherwise referred to as Apache) web server for web developers to test locally before uploading their work.
This article covers obtaining open source Java (otherwise known as OpenJDK). In this article, two abbreviations will be used to refer to components of the Java software suite:
KSysGuard KSysGuard, also known as KDE System Guard and KDE System Monitor, is designed to make simple process control available to a user without needing to do any special setup.
KDE Wallet and SSH Keys
In KDE Plasma, the KDE Wallet is responsible for securely storing and supplying user credentials to the various KDE applications that request them.
Solus provides the nginx web server and proxy to users and developers who want to test their web applications before setting them to production.
Open Broadcaster Software
This article covers the installation of OBS Studio as well as the use of third-party plugins.
Powerline Shell Prompt
Powerline is a statusline plugin for vim, and provides statuslines and prompts for several other applications, including zsh, bash, tmux, IPython, Awesome and Qtile.
There are two ways to install Rust. This article explains how they differ and which one should be used, according to users' needs.
Samba File Sharing
Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. Among other things, it allows Linux, macOS and Windows users to share files via the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
Third Party
The following applications are provided via our 3rd Party Repository to facilitate the installation and usage of them. These applications cannot be included in the primary repository due to licensing issues.
TigerVNC is a high-performance implementation of the VNC protocol, which allows you to control/view desktops remotely over the internet.
Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments. You can use providers listed below with Vagrant, which itself is installable via the vagrant package.
VirtualBox is an x86 and x86_64 virtualization software package developed by Oracle.
Wireshark is a widely-used network protocol analyzer that lets you see what’s happening on a network at a microscopic level.