QTerm --- BBS client based on Qt
QTerm is a BBS (Bulletin Board System) client program. It runs on GNU/Linux, OS X and Windows thanks to the cross-platform framework Qt.
Back in year 2000, as a desktop alternative, Linux started to get popular among enthusiasts. People need the software they used to have on Windows. A BBS client was one of those that university students wanted most.
In Nov.2 2000, kafa and smartfish released miniTerm at smth (now newsmth) BBS. It was an absolutly exciting experience to view BBS from its mini window.
In 2001, having different vision from being "mini", QTerm forked the code to become a fully functional BBS client such as S-Term and CTerm.
The following dependencies must be met,
A basic development environment
On Debian, the package is
sudo aptitude install build-essentials
On Fedora, the package is
sudo dnf install @"C Development Tools and Libraries"
Qt 4.6+ or Qt 5.3+
On Debian, the packages are
sudo aptitude install qt5-defaults qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools qtscript5-dev qtmultimedia5-dev
On Fedora, the packages are
sudo dnf install qt5-devel
The installer from Qt is simple for macOS and Windows.
- On Linux and macOS, the package is most probably cmake.
OpenSSL 1.0+ (Optional)
- On Debian, the package is libssl-dev.
- On Fedora, the package is openssl-devel.
- On macOS, install openssl via MacPorts or HomeBrew
- On Windows, get the installer from https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html
To build on Linux or macOS,
# Create the build directory side by side to qterm source directory mdkir qterm-build # Using Qt4 cmake ../qterm # Using Qt5 cmake ../qterm -DQT5=YES # If your Qt is under non-standard location, specify the qmake program cmake ../qterm -DQT_QMAKE_EXECUTABLE=<path of qmake program> # Build make # Optionally create a binary package make package
To build on Windows, open the Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt,
# Set PATH to include Qt binary directory set PATH=C:\Qt\5.7\msvc2015\bin;%PATH% # Create the build directory side by side to qterm source directory mdkir qterm-build # Using Qt4 cmake ..\qterm -G "NMake Makefiles" # Using Qt5 cmake ..\qterm -DQT5=YES -G "NMake Makefiles" # Build nmake # Optionally create an installer if NSIS is installed nmake package
Repository is at https://github.com/qterm/qterm
QTerm is released under GNU General Public License (refer to COPYING).
Kudos to our users for their bug reports and suggestions.