VPN.ht Desktop Application for Windows and Mac OS X built on top of Electron
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Latest commit d31a9e9 Nov 5, 2016 @wallydz wallydz committed on GitHub Merge pull request #35 from vankasteelj/jvk/update
Revert "clear object-assign node-module"


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Contributing to VPN.ht

Getting Started

  • npm install

To run the app in development:

  • npm start

Running npm start will download and install Electron.

Building & Release

  • npm run release



Note: This architecture is work in progress and doesn't reflect the current state of the app, yet!

VPN.ht is an application built using electron. While it's work in progress, the goal is to make VPN.ht a high-performance, portable Javascript ES6 application built with React and Flux (using alt. It adopts a single data flow pattern:

╔═════════╗       ╔════════╗       ╔═════════════════╗
║ Actions ║──────>║ Stores ║──────>║ View Components ║
╚═════════╝       ╚════════╝       ╚═════════════════╝
     ^                                      │

There are three primary types of objects:

  • Actions: Interact with the system (OpenVPN, Hub, etc)
  • Views: Views make up the UI, and trigger available actions.
  • Stores: Stores store the state of the application.

and since VPN.ht has a large amount of interaction with outside systems, we've added utils:

  • Utils: Utils interact with APIs, outside systems, CLI tools and generate. They are called by user-generated actions and in return, also create actions based on API return values, CLI output etc.


  • Avoid asynchronous code in Actions, Stores or Views. Instead, put code involving callbacks, promises or generators in utils or actions.

Copyright and License

Code released under the GPLv3. Images are copyrighted by VPN.ht Limited