Drawterm is a Plan 9 Terminal Emulator used to connect to a remote Plan 9 system. You can obtain the source code from http://swtch.com/drawterm/. Either grab the latest tarball or use mercurial. Extract someplace convenient like $HOME/src/ :
ex) % mkdir ~/src % cd src && snarf http://swtch.com/drawterm/drawterm.tgz % tar xzf drawterm.tgz
Now that the source files are extracted change to the drawterm/ directory and make the following file tweaks with your favorite editor (+ means add line; - means remove line):
# Make.config AUDIO=none + CONF=unix # Make.unix - X11=/usr/X11R6 + X11=/usr/X11R7 - LDADD=-L$(X11)/lib64 -L$(X11)/lib -lX11 -ggdb + LDADD=-L$(X11)/lib64 -L$(X11)/lib -lX11 -ggdb -lossaudio
With the above files tweaked you're ready to build drawterm:
% make gcc -Wall -Wno-missing-braces -ggdb -I. -I./include -I./kern -c -I/usr/X11R7/include -D_THREAD_SAFE -pthread -O2 -c main.c gcc -Wall -Wno-missing-braces -ggdb -I. -I./include -I./kern -c -I/usr/X11R7/include -D_THREAD_SAFE -pthread -O2 -c cpu.c ...
If the build fails, type 'make clean' and double-check your tweaks, then re-run 'make'. If all went well you should see the resulting drawterm executable:
% ls -l drawterm -rwxr-xr-x 1 you users 1146267 Oct 9 20:23 drawterm % ldd drawterm drawterm: -lc.12 => /usr/lib/libc.so.12 -lXdmcp.6 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 -lXau.6 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXau.so.6 -lX11.6 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libX11.so.6 -lossaudio.0 => /usr/lib/libossaudio.so.0 -lpthread.0 => /usr/lib/libpthread.so.0
You can run drawterm from where it is but it's better to copy it to $HOME/bin/:
% cp -p drawterm $HOME/bin/
Assuming the remote Plan 9 system has been configured correctly, the following connects drawterm:
% drawterm -a REMOTE_SYSTEM_IP -c REMOTE_SYSTEM_IP -u REMOTE_SYSTEM_USERNAME
If drawterm doesn't look right (default is grey desktop background with rio(1) windows white with black text) it's possible you're X11 display is running at too high resolution; drawterm will work best at 16 or 24 color depth. Try tweaking your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file or toggling the X11 display via the ALT + CTRl + "+/-" keys.