Qt For The Console

The toolkit we know and love has finally been ported to the text console. The Qt-Console project reports having reached the point of successfully running ports of Konsole, KMail and even Konqueror on the console. The project takes KDE portability to a whole new level -- think running KDE apps on your cellphone -- and ranks right up there with the Textmode Quake hack in terms of coolness. Just don't expect High-Performance Liquid to work.


Otherwise, more people might have been fooled.

BTW, has anyone else heard the rumor that (and this comes from _very_ reliable sources) that the respective leaders of GNOME and KDE are planning on a comprehensive merge and joint release of GNOME 3.0 and KDE 4.0? What they will call it, however, has not been announced.


By Peter Clark at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

April 1 :-)

By dr88dr88 at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

read this....

KDE 4 has been announced...


By Mathieu Jobin at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

It's another april FOOLZ :^)

By Tom at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

Very Funny :))

By John Sheridan at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

I love its performance!!!!! :-))))

By attila at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

I believe they are going to call it GNacK'D

By simon at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

This morning I woke up to find that my City's most bloved symbol, the reknown 'Golden Boy' which had been moved to be recovered in gold, had been neutered.

This was a direct result of the Feminist wing of the New Democratic Party in my province - a highly socialist and wholely leftist organisation.

They were originally going to change the statue to the 'Golden Girl, but the gay rights groups cried out.

So now, in my city (Winnipeg), I now find out that our new beloved symbol is to be the 'Golden Person'.

Now this is all fine and well, except that one other organisation got involved. The Cathlic Church. They were quite upset, since they thought that this was an obvious reference to their past practice of castrating school-boys so that they wouldn't lose their nice choir voices when pubert hit.

Just when I though it could get no worse, I looked at my watch to find that it was April 1st, and I was just another victim of the day of the 'poisson' (fish).

Happy April Fools, everyone....


By Troy Unrau at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

This step will make people look deeper into what is needed to make KDE applications fully keyboard navigable. If one good thing comes out of this, I want my KDE to be more accessible.

By Anonymous at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

Dont be fooled, ttyquake is for real.

By KDE User at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

\_O< coin ! coin !

By Shift at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

( ô ô )
8=====8 ouaf!

By Jay Remaly at Mon, 2003/06/30 - 5:00am

Dammit I fell for it.
I'm such a fool :)
The screenshots convinced me.
But wouldn't it be great?
KDE for the console?

By Fool at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

The first KDE app to be ported should definitely be Konsole.
I'm badly missing its functionality on the console.

By cm at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

ever took a look at 'screen'? i think it offers exactly what you want...

By Jochem at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

I was just kidding. I "forgot" the :-)

And yes, I know about "screen".
Thanks for trying to help.:-)

By cm at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

... GGI can do ASCII Art version of X .... Berlin will rock our worlds in 10 years (I hate to think I'll still be using computers in 10 years) ...

By NameSuggesterEngine at Mon, 2002/04/01 - 6:00am

Good news, folks! I got the thing to compile on win32 using cygwin ;-)

By jjan at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

is it simple to compil ?

i would like to have some kapps under win32

please give us more info please.

By Mathieu Jobin at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

It's very easy to compile ...

Just extract the tarball, then follow the usual procedure:

make install

By jjan at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

Is no site mature enough to post real stories today? "April fools" maybe be funny to 13 year olds but not to most everyone else who is past puberty.

By jmalory at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

not really.. it's an ageless tradition

By dc at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

I agree with jmalory.

By Reality Check at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

>I think this happens because at least half of KDE Team is still masturbating in the shower.

I'm ever so sorry that April Fools Day jokes don't fit in with your personal and very specific ideas of how we all ought to act. But, seriously, get real! April Fools Day jokes are harmless and maybe even mildly amusing, not a threat to civilization as we know it. Immature insults like the one above followed by advice to 'grow up' show nothing but a lack of debating skills on your part.

>I also think this stupidity of April 1st is yet another North-Americanism stupidity which we all should leave it alone.

And please, at least learn how to form a sentence in a language before using that language to act indignant and pompous.

By Carbon at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

Since the really annoying part of the parent comment has been removed, Navindra, go ahead and remove my response too, if you want. It doesn't make much sense out of ranting context :-)

By Carbon at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

Reality Check is a notorious troll who should have been banned a long time ago.

By Anonymous at Wed, 2002/04/03 - 6:00am

Anonymous is a notorious troll who should have been banned a long time ago.

By dc at Wed, 2002/04/03 - 6:00am

masturbating in the shower is also an ageless tradition:)

By ME at Fri, 2002/04/05 - 6:00am

i cant wait until i can use kmail via SSH

anyone have a recent success story with KDE 3 ?

does QT-Console and KDE3 and co-habit easily ?

wow !!!

By Mathieu Jobin at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

it is possible to use kmail over ssh using X

By AC at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

I would really like that this was true!

By Andreas at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am

Although this news was just a joke, there is a something truly in development to let Java AWT/Swing render well in console, CHARVA Toolkit:


Let's see its introduction:

The CHARVA Toolkit is a Java package for presenting a "graphical" user interface, composed of elements such as windows, dialogs, textfields and buttons, on a traditional character-mode ASCII terminal. It has an API based on that of the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) and the "Swing" classes (collectively known as the Java Foundation Classes). Programmers familiar with the AWT and Swing will find programming CHARVA trivial; AWT/ Swing programs can be ported easily to CHARVA, provided that they do not use GUI-specific features such as images, "mouse events" and "drag and drop".

Very cool!

By jserv at Tue, 2002/04/02 - 6:00am