QXmpp is a cross-platform C++ XMPP client and server library. It is written in C++ and uses Qt framework.
QXmpp strives to be as easy to use as possible, the underlying TCP socket, the core XMPP RFCs (RFC3920 and RFC3921) and XMPP extensions have been nicely encapsulated into classes. QXmpp comes with full API documentation, automatic tests and many examples.
QXmpp uses Qt extensively, and as such users need to a have working knowledge of C++ and Qt basics (Signals and Slots and Qt data types).
Qt is the only third party library which is required to build QXmpp, but libraries such as speex and theora enable additional features.
QXmpp is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 or later.
QXmpp requires Qt 5.0 or higher with SSL enabled. It uses CMake as build system.
Build from command line:
mkdir build cd build cmake .. <respective-make-cmd = gmake, make, mingw32-make, nmake>
You can pass the following arguments to CMake:
BUILD_DOCUMENTATION to build the documentation BUILD_EXAMPLES to build the examples BUILD_TESTS to build the unit tests WITH_OPUS to enable opus audio codec WITH_SPEEX to enable speex audio codec WITH_THEORA to enable theora video codec WITH_VPX to enable vpx video codec
After building QXmpp, you can install the Headers, Libraries and Documentation using the following command:
Install from command line:
<respective-make-cmd = gmake, make, mingw32-make, nmake> install
Look at the example directory for various examples. Here is a description of a few.
example_0_connected This example just connects to the xmpp server and start receiving presences (updates) from the server. After running this example, you can see this user online, if it's added in your roster (friends list).
example_1_echoClient This is a very simple bot which echoes the message sent to it. Run this example, send it a message from a friend of this bot and you will receive the message back. This example shows how to receive and send messages.
GuiClient This is a full fledged Graphical XMPP client. This example will uses most of the part of this library.
You can find the API documentation for the latest QXmpp version here:
It should work on all the plaforms supported by Qt. For a complete list of platforms support by Qt, see:
In past, we have tested on variety of platforms:
win32-g++ (Qt SDK) win32-msvc2008 (Qt MSVC-2008) win64-msvc2008 (Qt MSVC-2008) symbian-gcce (Nokia Qt SDK) linux-g++ (32-bit and 64-bit) macos-g++ (32-bit and 64-bit)
Please note that on Symbian, you will need to make sure your add the "NetworkServices" to your application to enable it to access the network. You can do this by adding the following to your .pro file:
TARGET.CAPABILITY = "NetworkServices"
HOW TO REPORT A BUG
If you think you have found a bug in QXmpp, we would like to hear about it so that we can fix it. Before reporting a bug, please check if the issue is already know at:
Join QXmpp Discussion Group for queries, discussions and updates.