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cool-old-term - Will it run on a Pi ?

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:12 pm
by steakeater
Hey, does anybody have any idea if "cool-old-term" would work on a raspberry pi ?

https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-old-term

Its an old school styled, yet fully functional terminal emulator.

Would you be able to complie/build it on a raspberry pi/ARM, or is it only for x86 architectures ? The reason I ask here is because I cant see anything specific about architecture on that site, but im not sure if im missing some blindingly obvious point ?

Re: cool-old-term - Will it run on a Pi ?

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:37 pm
by fruitoftheloom
steakeater wrote:Hey, does anybody have any idea if "cool-old-term" would work on a raspberry pi ?

https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-old-term

Its an old school styled, yet fully functional terminal emulator.

Would you be able to complie/build it on a raspberry pi/ARM, or is it only for x86 architectures ? The reason I ask here is because I cant see anything specific about architecture on that site, but im not sure if im missing some blindingly obvious point ?
Quite likely in Arch Linux Arm if Compile from source, please try it and let the community know the outcome so you can help others... :D

Re: cool-old-term - Will it run on a Pi ?

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:44 pm
by hanzelpeter
I tried it on my PC and it uses QT5 with quite complicated OpenGL shaders.
Maybe with Qt5 --platform eglfs it will work.

Maybe I will try it.

Re: cool-old-term - Will it run on a Pi ?

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:15 pm
by steakeater
I cant compile it for arch as I only have 1 pi and Its running Debian and being used at the moment as a home server.

Does anybody know if QT5 works well on the Pi, or not yet ?

Re: cool-old-term - Will it run on a Pi ?

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:20 pm
by fruitoftheloom
steakeater wrote:I cant compile it for arch as I only have 1 pi and Its running Debian and being used at the moment as a home server.

Does anybody know if QT5 works well on the Pi, or not yet ?
QT5 does not run on the Pi which is hardware
Arch Linux Arm and Raspbian Jessie Testing have for some time offered in their respective repositories, so would assume that it is mature enough to be used ;)

Re: cool-old-term - Will it run on a Pi ?

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:06 am
by steakeater
Is it worth buying another pi and putting Debian Jessie testing just to see if it would work ? As in, how likely is it that it will compile and work assuming QT5 runs well on those distros ?

Re: cool-old-term - Will it run on a Pi ?

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:36 pm
by hanzelpeter
Hello. I tried to install qt5 from

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deb http://twolife.be/raspbian/ wheezy main backports
Then I complied cool-old-term and run. Suprisingly it started. See attached picture.
Problem is that each character is shifted in alpabet. So for a it display b and so on. for space we have !.
Maybe it has something with that glError 0x500 (log screen is also attached).

The second problem is that it cannot display menu:
EGLFS: OpenGL windows cannot be mixed with others.

I also changed cool-old-term startup script to include

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-platform eglfs
I will try to find why it shifts characters.

Re: cool-old-term - Will it run on a Pi ?

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:53 pm
by r3d4
steakeater wrote:I cant compile it for arch as I only have 1 pi and Its running Debian and being used at the moment as a home server.

Does anybody know if QT5 works well on the Pi, or not yet ?
If you look in the README.md file or at github copy of this file ,..
You would see under the heading 'Dependencies' a section for Debian , so if you like you could try to get the dependencies and try to build on Raspbian !
Raspbian .. is (mostly) Debian
- https://wiki.debian.org/RaspberryPi

>>'if QT5 works well on the Pi'
well .. QT5 works the pi as it is needed for sonic-pi-2 (i think) .