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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.
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 as well as Oracle Java.
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.
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.
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.