Elektra Qt GUI
qt-gui offers a graphical interface for users of Elektra.
It allows users to create, manage, edit, and delete keys stored in the global key database (KDB).
Compiling and Installation
In order to compile and use the new
qt-gui there are a few dependencies which must be installed.
- qt5.3 or greater
- libdiscount (libmarkdown2-dev)
- the following qt5 modules:
Additionally, you may need
qtdeclarative5-dev which is available in
Optional dependencies are (are automatically deactivated if dependencies are not found):
Qt5Svgfor SVG icon themes
qt-guiwill be notified on changes.
I was able to install the correct dependencies on my system, running Kubuntu 14.10 using the command:
sudo apt-get install qt5-default qml-module-qtquick-controls qml-module-qtquick-dialogs qml-module-qtquick-layouts qml-module-qtgraphicaleffects libdrm-dev libmarkdown2-dev libqt5svg5-dev
It is recommended to use the viewer mode if DBus notifications are expected. Use "Settings -> Viewermode" to activate the viewermode.
To publish changes to KDB via DBus use:
kdb global-mount dbus
qt-gui also subscribes to DBus notifications and automatically synchronizes
the configuration when notified.
Known Issue: On reload the current element in the tree view gets unselected, you need to click on the element of interest again.
Compile Elektra as normal as per the COMPILE document making sure to include the
qt-gui tool using the
Note: If you install qt5 manually, you must either:
- make sure the qt5 libraries are included in
- OR make sure to specify
You can now install Elektra as you normally would or as described in the install documentation.
The following command will launch the Qt-GUI: