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Open-Source HTML5 Terminal Emulator To Support X11

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Published on 06 November 2013 01:48 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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The Gate One HTML5-powered terminal emulator and SSH client that goes without needing any browser plug-ins and supports many SSH/terminal features is working on bringing X11 support to the web-browser. The developer claims that this X11 support in the browser written in HTML5 will be fast enough to support video playback and he's made a video demo as proof.

GateOne supports many terminal/SSH features for being HTML5-based and is licensed under the AGPLv3 but with commercial licensing options. GateOne isn't entirely HTML5/JavaScript based but there is Python code involved.

X11 support with its network transparency support is being worked on as the next step for the project. The code is currently in alpha state and hasn't been published yet but it will be out for public beta in due time. Below is Liftoff Software video demo of Gate One with its early X11 capabilities.

Many more details on Gate One are available from the GitHub project page.


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