Vortex Library is an open source, free and portable library software implemented in C and designed from the ground up to be used for implementing the BEEP Core protocol, also known as the RFC 3081 and RFC 3080 standard definitions, on GNU/Linux and UNIX-like systems.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for the TUNNEL profile, support for HTTP proxies, and support for XML-RPC over BEEP RFC 3529. At the moment, Vortex Library is supported on all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as on the Microsoft Windows operating system, thoroughly tested on both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.
Being a library software, it does not include any command-line options. It is meant to be integrated into other projects or used as is on your operating system by applications who require Vortex Library to be installed in order for some of their functions to work properly. Keep in mind that you must first install the AXL library to compile Vortex Library.
Getting started with Vortex Library
To install Vortex Library on your GNU/Linux system, download the latest version from Softpedia or via its official website (see download link at the end of the article), save the archive somewhere on your computer, unpack it and open a terminal emulator app.
In the Linux Terminal window, navigate to the location of the extracted archive files using the ‘cd’ command (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/vortex-1.1.14.b5292.g5292), then execute the ‘./configure && make’ command to configure and compile the program.
Finally, install the library system wide by executing the ‘make install’ command as root or the ‘sudo make install’ command as a privileged user.