libstrophe is a lightweight XMPP client library written in C. It has minimal dependencies and is configurable for various environments. It runs well on both Linux, Unix, and Windows based platforms.
Its goals are:
- usable quickly
- well documented
If you are building from a source control checkout, run:
to generate the
From the top-level directory, run the following commands:
This will create a static library, also in the top-level
directory, which can be linked into other programs. The
public API is defined in
strophe.h which is also in the
examples directory contains some examples of how to
use the library; these may be helpful in addition to the
- expat or libxml2 - expat is the default; use --with-libxml2 to switch
- libresolv on UNIX systems - make sure you include -lresolv if you are compiling by hand.
In addition, if you wish to run the unit tests, you will need the check package.
OS X (with Homebrew package manager)
You can install the requirements with:
brew install expat brew install check
API documentation is inline with the code and conforms to Doxygen standards. You can generate an HTML version of the API documentation by running: