Squawk - a compact XMPP desktop messenger
- QT 5.12 (lower versions might work but it wasn't tested)
- CMake 3.0 or higher
- qxmpp 1.1.0 or higher
- KDE Frameworks: kwallet (optional)
- KDE Frameworks: KIO (optional)
The easiest way to get the Squawk is to install it from AUR (if you use Archlinux like distribution)
Here is the link for the AUR package
You can also install it from console if you use some AUR wrapper. Here what it's going to look like with pacaur
$ pacaur -S squawk
You can also clone the repo and build it from source
Squawk requires Qt with SSL enabled. It uses CMake as build system.
Please check the prerequisites and install them before installation.
For Windows (Mingw-w64) build
You need Qt for mingw64 (MinGW 64-bit) platform when installing Qt.
The best way to acquire library
boost is through Msys2.
First install Msys2, and then install
mingw-w64-x86_64-boost by pacman.
Then you need to provide the cmake cache entry when calling cmake for configuration:
cmake .. -D LMDB_ROOT_DIR:PATH=<Msys2 Mingw64 Root Directory> -D BOOST_ROOT:PATH=<Msys2 Mingw64 Root Directory>
<Msys2 Mingw64 Root Directory>: e.g.
There are two ways to build, it depends whether you have qxmpp installed in your system
Building with system qxmpp
Here is what you do
$ git clone https://git.macaw.me/blue/squawk $ cd squawk $ mkdir build $ cd build $ cmake .. [-D LMDB_ROOT_DIR:PATH=...] [-D BOOST_ROOT:PATH=...] $ cmake --build .
Building with bundled qxmpp
Here is what you do
$ git clone --recurse-submodules https://git.macaw.me/blue/squawk $ cd squawk $ mkdir build $ cd build $ cmake .. -D SYSTEM_QXMPP=False [-D LMDB_ROOT_DIR:PATH=...] [-D BOOST_ROOT:PATH=...] $ cmake --build .
You can always refer to
appveyor.yml to see how AppVeyor build squawk.
List of keys
Here is the list of keys you can pass to configuration phase of
Debugjust builds showing all warnings,
Releasebuilds with no warnings and applies optimizations (default is
Truetries to link against
qxmppinstalled in the system,
qxmpplibrary (default is
KWalletcapability module if
KWalletis installed and if not goes to
KWalletsupport (default is
KIOcapability module if
KIOis installed and if not goes to
KIOsupport (default is
This project is licensed under the GPLv3 License - see the LICENSE.md file for details