Emulating Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Keyboard Sounds on Linux

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For people nostalgic for the era of tactile and audible feedback from typing on a mechanical keyboard, Cherrybuckle allow simulating the sounds of a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue key switches.

Cherrybuckle operates as a background process within a computer system, capturing and emitting a sound for each key pressed and released. It is a fork of the Bucklespring project that adds Cherry MX sounds to the default Bucklespring keyboard sounds.

Installing dependencies

The dependencies can be installed on a Debian or Ubuntu system using the following commands:

sudo apt-get install build-essential git
sudo apt-get install libalure-dev libx11-dev libxtst-dev pkg-configCode language: plaintext (plaintext)

Compiling and running Cherrybuckle on Debian/Ubuntu

Retrieve the project source code for the Git repository:

git clone https://github.com/jamescherti/cherrybuckleCode language: plaintext (plaintext)

Change the current working directory to “cherrybuckle”:

cd cherrybuckleCode language: plaintext (plaintext)

Compile the source code into an executable program:

makeCode language: plaintext (plaintext)

Finally, execute Cherrybuckle:

./cherrybuckleCode language: plaintext (plaintext)