- File Structure
- Obmin Server
- OBMIN Center
- Other Configuration Tools
- Monitoring Tools
- Gnome Extension
- Plugins Management
gjs - the interpreter with bindings to system GIRs, and
libmozjs - pure Mozilla ECMAScript engine. So GJS applications create same pure Gtk, GLib objects and render them like any other system applications written on Python, Ruby, Vala etc.
First versions were only for Gnome Shell like a Gnome Extension. After Gnome Extension release, many Ubuntu users and many others asked for supporting other desktop environments. Actually, users were able to lunch the server from a command line but there were any options to configure or monitor the server. It’s how was born the idea to use just binaries hooks to the existing extension modules and make a few new tools for the server.
# Binary Applications obmin-server # OBMIN Server obmin-center # Obmin Center obmin-extensions # Extensions Manager obmin-indicator # System Tray Indicator obmin-preferences # Obmin Preferences
# Modules [common] # Main Modules Folder [plugins] # Server Plugins convenience.js # Basic utilities prefs.js # Preferences Module
# Gnome Extension extension.js # Main Extension metadata.json # Extension metadata stylesheet.css # Extension CSS
# Other Assets [data] # Icons, styles, shortcuts etc [locale] # Translations [schemas] # GSettings schema
# Documentation [man] # MAN pages config_sample.json # Configuration Sample INSTALL.md # Installation README.md # README
This is the main UI component of OBMIN. Here is you can do almost all tasks:
- control panel for running the server;
- monitor page to see a statistic and actual connections;
- logs page to see the server logs;
- settings page to configure the application (see Configuration).
obmin-center Monitor/Stats Page.
obmin-center Logs Page.
You don't need to run it all the time. You can configure, run/stop the server, look at logs and quit to free system resources. The server will be running in the background. There are other lightweight monitoring tools like OBMIN Gnome extension and Obmin Indicator. They could be running during all user session and do not consuming more system resources.
You can configure the OBMIN through several tools:
- OBMIN Center has the Settings Page with embedded Preferences Window widget;
- OBMIN Preferences is a standalone lightweight application for the configuration;
- Gnome Shell users can use other standard utilities to call OBMIN Preferences widget:
web browser pageInstalled Extensions
See more about the configuration on Configuration page.
obmin-center Settings Page.
Installed Extensions Page OBMIN Configuration.
Monitoring Tools can be active and passive. System logs are a passive monitoring option. You can find logs in the system journal
sudo journalctl or in the local logs. You could find them on the Logs Page of OBMIN Center or in the user’s
~/.local/obmin/ folder. You should enable the
local logs option in the preferences window to store it. Obmin Center (Statistic page), Obmin Indicator and Gnome OBMIN Extension are active tools for the monitoring. They have the main task to notify users about current activity and show a statistic usage like amount of active connections, total requests, transfered data. Also, they show information about local and external IP addresses.
OBMIN Indicator on Pantheon Desktop of Elementary OS.
OBMIN Gnome Extension is a monitor. It has the same functionality like OBMIN Indicator and a deep integration with Gnome Desktop environment.
OBMIN Gnome Extension Activity statistic on Gnome Shell.
You can call the extension manager from the General Settings Page
OBMIN Server Extension’s System is a powerful feature of the solution. It’s easy to enhance, customize the server with server extensions and streamed pipelines. You could bring all power of Linux command line to your personal WEB server and utilize all your installed system packages. Later we will overview the OBMIN Extension Structure and look at a simple extension.
OBMIN Extensions Manager A list of installed extensions.