Skip to content
Branch: master
Go to file

Latest commit


Failed to load latest commit information.
Latest commit message
Commit time

Webian Shell 0.3

Webian Shell is a graphical shell for the web.

Getting Started

To get started hacking on Webian Shell first make sure that you have Git, NodeJS and NPM installed.

Then simply clone the Shell repository from GitHub and run it.

$ git clone
$ cd shell
$ npm install
$ npm start

This will launch Webian Shell in a new window and also open developer tools.

This desktop version of Webian Shell is powered by Electron.

Note: On Linux you may need to install libgconf-2-4.

$ sudo apt-get install libgconf-2-4

Copyrights, Trademarks and Licensing

© Ben Francis 2012

Webian is not affiliated with Firefox which is a registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation, or Debian which is a registered trademark of SPI.

Webian Shell 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.

Webian Shell 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.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Webian Shell in the LICENSE file. If not, see

You can’t perform that action at this time.