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BeOS ArpTelnet

ArpTelnet: GUI Telnet/Shell Client With Add-on Emulators

ArpTelnet is a fairly usable GUI-based telnet client for the BeOS. It is based on a set of terminal classes I have written whose source code has been available on-and-off over the past few years. (The current source code should be included in the next ArpCommon release, coming soon...)

For more information, the ArpTelnet Manual is available on-line.

Feature Short-List

Notable Limitations

Building Source Code

To build ArpTelnet from its source code, you will need to retrieve both the ArpCommon Library package and the ArpTelnet source code (the latter is linked above). The ArpTelnet source package contains only the parts specific to that application; there are many pieces needed by it in the ArpCommon library.

The steps to build ArpTelnet from the Terminal:

  1. Unzip both the ArpCommon and ArpTelnet source packages into the same directory. These will place all of their files in a common root directory, 'ARP'.
  2. Execute 'cd ARP/ArpTelnet'.
  3. Execute 'make'.

This will build all of the ArpCommon library components needed by the application, the VT200 emulator add-on, and ArpTelnet itself. The final ArpTelnet executable will appear in the ArpTelnet directory, and can be executed right from there.

Note that the default make rule is to create a debug build of the application; to make the release build, execute "make clean" and then "make release".


Version 2.1.3 (November 30, 2000)

Small release to fix a bug when running under BONE.

Version 2.1.2 (April 11, 2000)

This is mostly a source code maintenance release, to allow compiling under BeOS R5. It also includes new options for line termination characters.

Version 2.1.1 (June 13, 1999)

This fixes a rather annoying bug that was introduced in version 2.1, where pressing tab in the terminal window would cause it to silently lose input focus.

Version 2.1 (May 30, 1999)

This release primarily fixes bugs in the telnet and VT200 emulator code. In addition, it adds the following features:

Version 2.0 (January 29, 1998)

This is a very big update of the application; some of the major new features are: In addition there are many bug fixes and smaller enhancements throughout the application.

Version 1.3.1 (August 3, 1998)

Fixes a few bugs from version 1.3

Version 1.3 (July 31, 1998)

The major purpose of this update is to provide an Intel version of the application. However, a few small features are added: character encodings, "quick paste" option, and "swap backspace/delete" option.

Version 1.2 (August 16, 1997)

A minor update, which (1) makes disconnecting more robust; (2) adds autoscrolling on terminal input and output; and (3) adds style information to text copied from the terminal.

Version 1.1 (July 31, 1997)

A minor update, which includes a number of small fixes to improve VT200 emulator and terminal behavior.

Version 1.0 (July 26, 1997)

First release of application-only distribution.


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