I wrote a Lua programmable display-server++ [arcan], a desktop environment [durden] and a nifty debugging/reversing tool [senseye]

This post is to consolidate some information about the project and sub-projects in an attempt to disseminate what I have been spending way too much time on.

  • Arcan – When a Game Engine meets a Display Server meets a Multimedia Framework
  • Durden – “Keyboard centric” Tiling Desktop Environment
  • Senseye – Visualization for Debugging and Reverse Engineering

Elevator pitch : Many years ago, I grew tired of the unnecessarily large codebases, crazy dependencies,  vast attack surfaces and general Rube-Goldbergness of the software tools I had to use on a day to day basis. This is my attempt of [queue futurama:bender voice] ‘building my own themepark, with blackjack and …’ – in order to get some peace and quiet.

This video gives a high-level presentation of the project, development and goals. Here are the slides  and others regarding design and here is a ton of documentation. If you know your code, dive into the main github repository or check out the other demo videos, or look us up on #arcan @Freenode IRC.

Everything is free, open sourced and shared with the slightest of hope that it will be useful and relevant to others out there. In the sprit and dedication of the ever so relevant +Fravia, I might have hidden some other fun stuff out there in the world for those that still remember what it means to search.

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3 Responses to I wrote a Lua programmable display-server++ [arcan], a desktop environment [durden] and a nifty debugging/reversing tool [senseye]

  1. This is awesome work. I’m trying to wrap my head around it but I’m excited. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. bjornstahl says:

    thanks, if you need help wrapping – I’m usually quite friendly on IRC 🙂

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