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Moolticute

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This project aims to be an easy to use companion to your Mooltipass device and extend the power of the device to more platform/tools. With it you can manage your Mooltipass with a cross-platform app, as well as provide a daemon service that handles all USB communication with the device.

This tool comes with a daemon that runs in background, and a user interface app to control your Mooltipass. Other clients can also connect and talk to the daemon (it uses a websocket connection and simple JSON messages).

It is completely cross platform, and runs on Linux (using native hidraw API), OS X (native IOKit API), and Windows (native HID API).

Downloads

Packages are build and available here: https://github.com/mooltipass/moolticute/releases

Dependencies

Windows, Linux, OSX
  • Requires Qt 5.6 or higher.
  • These Qt5 modules are required:
    • qt-core
    • qt-gui
    • qt-widgets
    • qt-network
    • qt-websockets
Linux
  • Requires the qt-dbus module
  • Requires to install udev rule for it
Ubuntu 16.04
sudo apt install libqt5websockets5-dev qt-sdk qt5-qmake qt5-default libudev-dev
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mooltipass/mooltipass-udev/master/udev/69-mooltipass.rules | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/69-mooltipass.rules
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
Arch Linux
sudo pacman -S --needed qt5-websockets qt5-base
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mooltipass/mooltipass-udev/master/udev/69-mooltipass.rules | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/69-mooltipass.rules
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
Fedora Linux
sudo dnf install gcc-c++ qt5 qt5-qtwebsockets qt5-qtwebsockets-devel qt5-qttools-devel systemd-devel
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mooltipass/mooltipass-udev/master/udev/69-mooltipass.rules | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/69-mooltipass.rules
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules

How to build

For now, no binary releases are out yet. You will need to build the software by following the next step.

Two method can be used to build, by using QtCreator IDE, or from command line (typically on Linux). After the build succeeded, two executable are created:

  • moolticuted (the daemon process)
  • moolticute (the main GUI app)
Using Qt SDK
  • Download and install the Qt SDK from their website
  • Start Qt-Creator
  • Open the main Moolticute.pro project file
    • Note for Windows users: make sure that you select a "kit" that uses the MinGW compiler. Moolticute currently won't compile successfully when using the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler.
  • Click on the "play" button to build and run
Command line

Qt needs to be installed correctly (see your Linux distribution for that)

mkdir build
cd build
qmake ../Moolticute.pro
make

Be sure to use the Qt5 qmake. You can check if you are using the correct qmake by using the command

➜  ~  qmake --version
QMake version 3.0
Using Qt version 5.5.1 in /usr/lib

On Gentoo, a wrapper is created for qmake, so this command should be used:

qmake -qt=5 ../Moolticute.pro

On Fedora, use this qmake command:

qmake-qt5 ../Moolticute.pro

Licensing

Moolticute is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


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