Help Setting Up the App Server on Linux

Das Goravani goravanis at
Sun Feb 6 18:25:01 UTC 2022


It occurs to me: Omnis App Server REQUIRES a desktop environment, yes?

If so, which is the one that Omnis uses? Or one you know Omnis works with.

I am liking the command line, I am not pining for a desktop on my Debian server. But I think to run the Omnis App Server I MUST have one isn’t it?


> On Feb 6, 2022, at 11:19 AM, TBS <andyh at> wrote:
> Das
> I like Mate for Debian myself, and its installation of itself is very straightforward…..
> To serialise Omnis is simply a matter of editing the ‘serial.txt’ file (a simple file edit) as far as I am aware, so nothing that requires a desktop (as I have said before there is *nothing* in Debian for which you really really need a desktop !)

> I would like to help you with installing Omnis but honestly I know what’s coming and I don’t have the time at the moment !!
> I used to use Omnis (in its early web days) with Apache - and indeed have since switched to nginx (which is way better) but I don’t use the Omnis components any longer having switched my entire web app to a python based approach which works easily with nginx, so I am sorry I can’t give you any help on the nginx/Omnis side although from what I recall it should be straightforward !
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> On Feb 6, 2022, 11:12 AM -0500, Das Goravani <goravanis at>, wrote:
>> Which leads to the question: "What is a good desktop environment for Debian?"
>> Hopefully one that does not take days to install and configure if that’s possible.
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