Archive for September, 2009

Terminalcast.com is up and running

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I released a project that I have been working on in my free time today.  Since thanksgiving last year I have been playing with terminal emulators and javascript.  I wanted a better screencast tool.

I realized that if I captured the exact output of programs that was going to my terminal emulator, I could reanimate that in another terminal emulator.  The difference is, I wrote a terminal emulator in javascript so that it all is done on the web.

Terminal emulators are incredibly complex pieces of software.  After looking at a couple of them, I settled on rxvt.  Line for line I rewrote rxvt in javascript.  It works (kinda).

I’m proud of it.  I hope that people find it useful