Now I'd like to start a collection of these, since it seems like a lot of new beginners would be interested in these too.
So if you know of a cool piece of software that runs well on a Pi, but isn't in the official repositories, feel free to reply with compiling/installation instructions!
A few restrictions, though:
- OS'es don't count. Things like PINN, FydeOS, Ubuntu, that sort of thing - I don't consider those a piece of software.
- I'd like we not post a bunch of very well-known applications (like raspbian-nspawn-64). The point of this topic is discovery, that is, someone sees this, and goes "Hey! I didn't know that could run on a Pi!"
- If possible, please post the commands to install/compile the widget, and a screenshot of what the software looks like. Don't just post a github link and make everyone else try to figure it out.
Edit: change titleCool-Retro-Term: it's a fully-functional terminal, but it looks like an old CRT screen. here, or you can use these commands to compile and install:The compiling guide isThere's also a RPi tutorial pdf here, but you'll have to download it first before you can copy any of the commands.
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# Get dependencies sudo apt install build-essential qmlscene qt5-qmake qt5-default qtdeclarative5-dev qml-module-qtquick-controls qml-module-qtgraphicaleffects qml-module-qtquick-dialogs qml-module-qtquick-localstorage qml-module-qtquick-window2 qml-module-qt-labs-settings qml-module-qt-labs-folderlistmodel # Get CRT from github git clone --recursive https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-retro-term.git # Compile cd cool-retro-term qmake && make # Run ./cool-retro-term
And I like to add a button to the menu like this:
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echo "[Desktop Entry] Comment=Use the command line the old way Exec=/home/pi/cool-retro-term/cool-retro-term GenericName=Terminal emulator Icon=/home/pi/cool-retro-term/app/icons/64x64/cool-retro-term.png Name=Cool Retro Term Categories=GTK;System;TerminalEmulator; StartupNotify=true Terminal=false Type=Application Keywords=shell;prompt;command;commandline;console;command line;execute;" >> /home/pi/.local/share/applications/crt.desktop