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Tilde Terminal Toolkit


The libt3widget library provides a C++ dialog toolkit. It provides objects for dialogs and widgets like buttons, text fields, check boxes etc., to facilitate easy construction of dialog based programs for Un*x terminals.


libt3widget version 1.0.4 & 1.0.5 released

The 1.0.4 release adds back compilation with the old PCRE library, by simulating the PCRE2 API. This allows compilation on older systems that do not provide the PCRE2 library. The 1.0.5 release fixes a bug in the configure script that surfaced with the new PCRE2 detection code.


libt3widget version 1.0.3 released

This release fixes a crashing bug when unsplitting windows and several bugs related to the handling of the mouse on the linux console (GPM). Furthermore, this release switches to using the PCRE2 library instead of the older PCRE library.


libt3widget version 1.0.2 released

This release fixes a problem where programs would hang on exit if the X11 module was loaded.



The documentation for libt3widget can be generated using doxygen, using the doxygen.conf file in the source package. Documentation for the latest version can also be found here.


The source for libt3widget is available here (signature). Older releases are available here. All releases are signed with the GPG key for (0x5A22F7B45F39DE51).

libt3widget requires GNU libtool and a C++ compiler to be compiled. Furthermore, it requires libpcre, libtranscript, libt3key, libt3window, and libunistring. If XCB is available, as well as either dlopen/dlsym/dlclose or libtool's libltdl, the X11 integration module can be built. When GPM is available, it will be used to provide mouse support on the Linux console.

Binary packages for libt3widget are available from the Tilde repositories.


You can reach me at: libt3widget @ REMOVE

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2011-2018 G.P. Halkes
libt3widget is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3.