Great application for power users who need a fairly complete Linux environment. It also exercises a sane approach to extensibility: if you need an application not included in the initial install (initial roots image), simply download it from debian repos. But please remember that while the app itself may be considered "secure" (being somehow reviewed by the Play Store), the additional software that you install is NOT necessarily trusted. Therefore, verify carefully the debian signing keys.
So work standards for my device require it to not be rooted so this is great. However, is there emulation in place to replace controls such as ending a Vim session Ctrl/shift function alternatives. Or am I stuck with ```echo "some text" >> myfile```?
Finally a Linux emulator that actually works! Found out many Linux emulators, including the well-known "Linux Deploy". But nothing was as convenient and amazing like this. Great Job developers. Just a request: Ctrl and Alt key should be added as virtual buttons. Thanks though:)
I loved this app on Marshmallow. I was able to test scripts that required seeing running processes. Since Nougat, I can no longer see running processes with ps -ef. That is most likely Nougat problem. However, this app can't see /storage which is my external sdcard. That is not a Nougat issue as termux and termius can see /storage. I hope there is something the devs can do to resolve those issues.
Many thanks for your GNURoot Debian! It saved me from buying one more notebook - instead I reused my nexus 10 tablet. The idea to run full blown Linux in chrooted environment (prooted) and start Xvnc server and VNC reader to access it is brilliant.
The app is fantastic. Two probably noob question remain: How do I close VNC Client? How do I install/run real desktop environment like xfce or gnome?
1) Fix various PRoot issues. Thanks to Vladimir Serbinenko.
2) Most significant change is that umask system calls are fully emulated now