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antOS v1.2.1

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AntOS is a web-based desktop platform that features a window manager, application APIs, GUI toolkit, file system abstractions, application store, and an API and SDK for in-browser application development. The purpose of this project is to enable users to easily set up a self-hosted, cloud-based working environment using only a web browser. The front-end can connect to a remote server and act as a virtual desktop environment (VDE).

AntOS can be used in several application contexts, such as:

  • Providing visual tools to access and control resources on remote servers and embedded Linux environments
  • Providing and developing SaaS web-based applications
  • Self-hosting a cloud-based working environment
  • Creating a customized, user-friendly interface for managing and interacting with cloud-based resources and services
  • Setting up a collaborative, online workspace for remote teams and distributed organizations
  • Building a web-based operating system that can run on various devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones
  • Creating a virtualized environment for testing and deploying web-based applications in a sandboxed environment
  • Building a platform for creating and hosting web-based educational or training content
  • Setting up a web-based development environment for prototyping and building web-based applications quickly and easily
  • Etc, You name it!

With the provided application API and SDK, AntOS facilitates the development and deployment of user-specific applications inside the VDE environment



A demo of the VDE is available at using username: demo and password: demo.

If one want to run AntOS VDE locally in their system, a docker image is available at:

AntOS applications (Available on the MarketPlace)


Change logs

  • V1.2.1
    • 9b5da17 - App name now can differ from pkgname
    • b381294 - fix: fix icon display problem when application is installed, remove all related settings when an application is uinstalled
    • b6c90e5 - update image path in readme
    • 14b72ef - Fix dragndrop bug on Fileview (grid mod)
    • c96919e - fix: correct jenkins build demo stage
    • 1cf7181 - Fix fileview status incorrect, add more build stage to Jenkinsfile
    • 255f9dc - update readme file, and include it to delivery
    • d08b33a - fix ar generation problem: with new version format
    • da5bbda - Allow to set version number and build ID to the current Antos build
    • 699c697 - update login form style
    • 2fd4bb5 - Bug fix + improvement
    • 6cbb463 - Fileview: list view display modified date instead of mime
    • f7081ae - Include current Antos version to login screen
    • 5d17c42 - Makefile read current version from gcode
    • 583a0c0 - update version number in code
    • c0603cd - Minor style fixes on menus and dropdown list
    • 8b029c2 - fix minor visual bug on grid view, list view and tree view
    • 86bcaf9 - visual bug fix on label: inline block by default
    • 61de957 - Visual improvements
    • 52af4b6 - fix visualize bug after style changes
    • e63cae1 - style improvement on Label, FileView, GridView, system menu and app Panel
    • f97a45b - Add more control to mem file + bug fix on File
    • fdcc5ce - allow to create memory-based temporal VFS file system
    • 81d78aa - robusify VFS mem file handling
    • d109d6a - fix: file name display inconsitent between views
    • c26e27d - Fix multiple dialogs focus bug
    • 8b23ebe - Loading animation is now based on the current context (global or application context)
    • 2cdd8f9 - support dnd and grid sort
    • 079af3b - fix type conversion error in gridview tag
    • a6d725e - User a custom tag to manage the desktop instead of GUI
    • 0624f42 - API improvement & bug fix: - subscribed global event doesnt unsubcribed when process is killed - process killall API doesnt work as expected - improve core API
    • 3a24df1 - update announcement system
    • e345a61 - update bootstrap icons to v.1.7.1
    • b3d38cc - allow multiple files upload in single request
    • 66e96cc - update VFS API
    • 86a94a8 - update GUI API
    • 27ac7c0 - Minor bug fix on desktop handling
    • 99e0d02 - enable setting blur overlay window
    • 52709d5 - improve Window GUI API
    • 9c06d88 - AntOS load automatically custom VFS handles if available
    • c23cb1b - Improve core API: - improve OS exit API - improve VFS API
  • V.1.2.0 Improvement GUI API
    • File dialog should remember last opened folder
    • Add dynamic key-value dialog that work on any object
    • Window list panel should show window title in tooltip when mouse hovering on application icon
    • Allow pinning application to system panel
    • Improvement application list in market place
    • Allow triplet keyboard shortcut in GUI
    • CodePad allows setting shortcut in CommandPalette commands
    • Improvement multi-window application support
    • CodePad should have recent menu entry that remember top n file opened
    • Improve File application grid view
    • Label text should be selectable
    • switch window using shortcut
    • Loading bar animation on system pannel
    • Multiple file upload support
    • Generic key-value dialog
    • Add bootstrap font support for icons
    • Class applications by categories in start menu
    • Support vertical and horizontal resize window
  • Market place now classifies application by categories
  • CodePad is no longer default system application, it has been moved to MarketPlace
  • More applications added to MarketPlace
  • Antos SDK
    • SDK is no longer included in base Antos release, it can be installed via MarketPlace
    • The SDK now has a generic API that can be used in different development tasks other than AntOS application
    • Heavy SDK tasks are now offloaded to workers
    • Introduce new JSON based syntax for SDK task/target definition
  • From this version, docker image of All-in-one AntOS system is available at:


Copyright 2017-2022 Xuan Sang LE

AnTOS is is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0, see the LICENCE file for more information

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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