Tag Archives: QTerm

Patching QTerm

Long time no post here. Recently, I reported 3 bugs to QTerm project and patches were provided. This is my first time to contribute an open-source project.

Then I was able to build my private patched debian package of QTerm with the guide here. I just use the official debian package meta info found in this mirror site. Some notes to take:
1. The path should be like: /home/<your_name>/packages/<your_project>/
2. Before running “dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot”, check the debian/control file to see what packages is required to build.
3. The revision of package seems to be controlled by debian/changelog.

My private build file can be found in my skydrive:
– For Hardy(8.04): QTerm 0.5.7
– For Lucid(10.04): QTerm 0.5.11

Hacking QTerm

I read source code in QTerm and FQTerm today. Since I want to find reference for Ascii rendering control in my QAnsiEditor project. After hours of tracing and debugging, I was able to use the rendering control in simplest code. Here’s the patch in src/main.cpp:

The screenshot of standalone mode:


The complete patch and patched source can be found here:


2 Projects on Google Code

1. QSkin: http://code.google.com/p/qskin/
QSkin is a framework for easier skinning Windows GUI applications. It uses hook technologies, so applications can apply a skin with almost no changes.
The initial ‘Q’ comes from my last name. 🙂

2. QAnsiEditor: http://code.google.com/p/qansieditor/
QAnsiEditor is a program to edit Ansi graphics. It aims to run on multiple platforms base on Qt library.

I will start to code the 2nd project first. Hope I can update it daily.
Release early, release often. =.=