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Boxi

A terminal emulator for use with Toolbox

This is a thought-experiment app based around the idea of having a terminal emulator running in a separate container from the session inside of it, with the kernel as the only intermediary.

This is accomplished by means of file descriptor passing of the pseudo-terminal device from a small "agent" program running on the other side of a container boundary. The agent is started using the usual container tools (flatpak-spawn, toolbox, podman), but creating a session is done purely via sockets.

Boxi uses different application identifiers when it is run for different containers. This allows creating individual launcher icons for each container.

Changes in version 3

about 1 month ago
Installed Size~775 KB
Download Size316 KB
Available Architecturesaarch64, x86_64
Installs696
LicenseGNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Project Websitehttps://boxi.dev/

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Manual Install

Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing

flatpak install flathub dev.boxi.Boxi

Run

flatpak run dev.boxi.Boxi