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Work-in-Progress (aka alpha)
These are the things that we are currently working on:
- lychee.ai.neat (ES/HyperNEAT AI) is being refactored and unstable.
- lychee.js Studio is being extended with Entity/Scene editing features.
ELI5 - What is lychee.js?
lychee.js is an Application Engine that has the core idea to reuse components and isomorphic code across all platforms it delivers to. These platforms can be incremental in its feature support, which means also low-end platforms like the Arduino variants are supported.
The really only thing lychee.js requires to deliver a platform is a working
setInterval(callback, delay) and an
implemented [Stuff](./libraries/crux/source/platform/html/Stuff.js) data type
that can load files. The shipped officially supported platforms are implemented
by the [lychee.js Crux](./libraries/crux) Library.
The lychee.js Engine delivers to different platforms using so-called [Fertilizer Adapters](./libraries/lychee/source/platform) which allow feature detection and automated isomorphic builds from and to every single platform it supports using the [lychee.js Fertilizer](./libraries/fertilizer).
If a new platform wants full Application support, it requires an implementation
lychee.Viewport. If it wants full AI support it additionally requires
Underneath the lychee.js Engine has a strong serialization and deserialization concept that allows simulations and re-simulations across all platforms. Errors can be reproduced everywhere, even network traffic and user interactions are put in event graphs and identified and learned by neural networks in order to figure out what module (in the flow-based programming sense) had corrupt states or data.
The [lychee.ai](./libraries/lychee/source/ai) and [lychee.policy](./libraries/lychee/source/policy) Stack allow generic plug/play usage and creation of neural networks that can translate generically every property into vectorized features that neural networks can understand. As everything in lychee.js is serializable and uses a Composite Pattern, things like traffic sharding, automated layouting or animation learning and debugging are inclusive.
The [lychee.js Breeder](./libraries/breeder) is a tool to create new Boilerplates and allows the reusage of Projects as Libraries and vice versa. Every lychee.js Project or Library is fully isomorphic and can be forked, modified, back-merged or included as a Library; which also allows A/B testing new Composites or Definitions in-place live in any Environment or Simulation.
The [lychee.js Strainer](./libraries/strainer) is a tool that lints your code and translates the code into a knowledge graph that allows the identification of enums, events, methods, properties and states that adaptive neural networks can use in order to automatically learn and generate code based on existing data.
The [lychee.js Harvester](./libraries/harvester) is a peer-to-peer server that allows the sharing of knowledge across the internet. Every lychee.js Project on this planet is part of a giant meshnet that helps every other lychee.js instance to learn and evolve more quickly; and stores the knowledge graph in a DHT (a custom Kademlia to allow shrinking similar to how gzip dictionaries work using MURMUR and BENCODE/BITON/JSON under the hood).
The [lychee.js Ranger](./libraries/ranger) is a tool for maintenance of local or remote lychee.js Harvester instances, to quickly force-restart its watcher plugins or manage its profiles and started project- or library-specific servers.
The [lychee.js Studio](./libraries/studio) is the idea of a "Zen Coding" like autocompletion IDE that searches the local knowledge graph to quickly setup a Project/Library and its Definitions by leveraging both reinforced evolutionary and bayesian learning techniques.
Oh, and lychee.js can compile, analyze, bugfix and improve itself, too. That's essentially what the [./bin/configure.sh](./bin/configure.sh) script does when it builds and distributes the [lychee.js Crux](./libraries/crux) Library and the [lychee.js Engine](./libraries/lychee) Library.
The lychee.js Project started in 2012 and is in active development. The following Repositories are related to the lychee.js Engine:
- lychee.js Runtime contains all pre-compiled lychee.js Runtimes and Fertilizers.
- lychee.js Library contains the lychee.js Library (installable via
npm, forked from
- lychee.js Website contains the lychee.js Website (hosted at lychee.js.org).
- lychee.js Future contains all Concepts and Ideas not yet finished.
The following Accounts are related to the lychee.js Engine:
- @cookiengineer is the core maintainer and founder of this project.
- @humansneednotapply is the account used by our software bots.
The lychee.js Engine aims to deliver Total Automation through Artificial Intelligence and better Software Architecture.
Everything listed here requires zero lines of code overhead and is already fully integrated in the [lychee.js Boilerplate](./projects/boilerplate):
- Isomorphic Application Engine (runs pretty much everywhere)
- Language is only ES2018+ Code, nothing else
- Composite Pattern inspired Entity/Component System
- Definition System embraces Simplicity and Feature Detection
- Sandboxing System embraces automated Error Reports, Analytics and Debugging
- Serialization System allows Re-Simulation on any Platform
- Built-In Offline Storage Management and Network Synchronization
The lychee.js Engine and Software Bots:
- Graphical Asset Management and Entity/Scene Design Tool (Studio)
- Graphical Project Management and Server Maintenance Tool (Ranger)
- Cross-Platform Compiler Bootstrapping Library (Crux)
- Cross-Platform Application Engine (Lychee)
- Command-Line Continous Integration Server (Harvester)
- Command-Line Wizard for Projects and Libraries (Breeder)
- Command-Line Builder and Cross-Compiler (Fertilizer)
- Command-Line Fuzz-Tester and Code-Refactorer (Strainer)
Features of the lychee.js Software Bots:
- Automated Code Refactoring, Bug Fixing and Code Improvements
- Automated Design Tracking, Layout and Flow Optimization
- Automated Packaging for Embedded, Console, Mobile, Desktop and Server Apps
- Automated Deployment via git and Live-Updates
- Automated Reactive/Responsive UI/UX Components
- Automated Debugging, Network and UI/UX Flow Analysis
- Automated Testing and Integration with the AI
- Automated Networking (Peer-to-Peer HTTP1.1/2.0 and WS13 with Local/Global Discovery)
- Automated Network Services and Traffic Balancing/Sharding
Platform / Fertilizer Support
The target platforms are described as so-called Fertilizers.
Those Fertilizers cross-compile everything automagically
using a serialized
lychee.Environment that is setup in
each Project's or Library's
|GNU/Linux||html-nwjs, nidium, node, node-sdl||x||x||x||x||x|
|MacOS||html-nwjs, nidium, node, node-sdl||x||x||x|
|Ubuntu||html-nwjs, html-webview, node, node-sdl||x||x||x||x||x|
|Windows||html-nwjs, node, node-sdl||x||x||x|
|Android||html-webview, nidium, node||x||x||x||x||x|
|Blackberry||html-webview, node, node-sdl||x||x||x||x||x|
|Ubuntu Touch||html-webview, node, node-sdl||x||x||x||x||x|
Explanations of Target Matrix:
Binarycolumn describes whether there is a native binary built.
Packagecolumn describes whether there is a native package built.
- The CPU architecture columns describe the target architecture, the host architecture is
x86_64for all external SDKs.
iOS target currently cannot be delivered to via external SDK on a
Linux development host; however
it is still possible to create a WebView-using App and use the
html platform as a fertilizer target.
Alternatively, advanced users are encouraged to use the
nidium runtime on iOS and MacOS.
If you want to install the lychee.js Engine, the best way to do so is to follow through the Quickstart Guide.
# Install lychee.js Engine into /opt/lycheejs sudo bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://lychee.js.org/install.sh)";
Please let us know if we can improve anything in these documents by opening up a Documentation Problem issue.
If you have any questions, feel free to join us on #artificial-engineering @ freenode.
These are our official social media channels:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/lycheejs
- Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/lycheejs
- IRC: #artificial-engineering @ freenode.
- Email: robot [insert an at here] artificial.engineering
The lychee.js Engine (defined as
/bin inside the lycheejs
repository) is (c) 2012-2018 Artificial-Engineering and released under
[MIT / Expat](./LICENSE_MIT.txt) license.
The projects (defined as
/projects inside the lycheejs
repository) and their Assets are licensed under [CC BY-SA 4.0](./LICENSE_CC4-BY-SA.txt)
The lychee.js Runtimes (defined as
/bin/runtime or the lycheejs-runtime
repository) are owned and copyrighted by their respective owners and those
may be shipped under a different license.
As of now, the runtimes are licensed under the following terms:
- MIT license for
- MIT license for
- MIT license for
html-webviewplatform and (c) 2012-2018 Artificial Engineering
- Apache license for Android SDK toolchain
The generated code by our Artificial Intelligence (namely the GitHub Account
@humansneednotapply or the commit's
robot [ insert an at here] artificial.engineering) is released
under [GNU GPL 3](./LICENSE_GPL3.txt) license.
The date of each commit is equivalent to the date (Central European Timezone) of claimed copyright and license, no matter from which timezone or physical location they were commited from.
The generated code by the Artificial Intelligence and its GNU GPL 3 license overrules the MIT / Expat license in every case, with no exceptions. The code is distributed in a libre way to guarantee free and open knowledge distribution for our Software Bots.
The owner of the GNU GPL 3 licensed code is the Artificial-Engineering project, though the legal entity as of today has to be a human person (@cookiengineer) under European law and the Directive 2006/116/EC (p.14 and Art. 1 p.4).
Hereby @cookiengineer grants you permission to reuse the generated code by the Artificial Intelligence under above terms.
You are not allowed to change those terms without @cookiengineer's consent.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the lychee.js README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.