Created: 2008-10-24 10:19
Updated: 2019-02-21 08:51


Yat (yet another terminal) is a VT100-emulating terminal written with Qt Quick.

Currently, master branch requires Qt 5.10; previous versions targeted older versions of Qt.

To compile and try it out

qml -I imports yat_app/yat.qml

To install on your system

First install the dependencies in your system Qt path, then install yat.qml somewhere in your PATH (use sudo if it gives you permission errors, and if you agree about the installation directory):

make install
cp yat_app/yat.qml /usr/bin/yat

yat.qml is a script starting with a shebang, so you can run it just like that, the same way you could run a Python script for example. And as with Python, the dependencies need to be installed too; make install will by default install in a directory called Yat under Qt's Qml2ImportsPath, which may be something like /usr/lib/qt/qml if you are using your distro's Qt packages.

If the QML is installed in this way, yat can also be used as a component inside other applications.

To build a self-contained executable

This is not necessary, but if you prefer to make a self-contained executable instead of installing the QML files separately:

cd yat_app

It will incorporate the QML into the executable's resources, and you now have a moveable executable. But the downside is you cannot customize the QML at runtime - you need to compile it again if you make a change.

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