ANNOUNCE: xfce4-terminal 0.6.0 released

Nick Schermer nick at
Thu Dec 27 21:14:58 CET 2012

xfce4-terminal 0.6.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: d4b1b817945fd90e017a280c98f9a0e3f149a3a7
   MD5 checksum: afb729d37f0ffa003511a47459ed3baf

What is xfce4-terminal?

Xfce4-terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop
- primarily for the Xfce desktop environment.


Release notes for 0.6.0
Important changes for release managers: the dependencies changed to
glib/gio 2.26, libxfce4ui 4.10, vte 0.28 and gtk2 2.24. The package is
also renamed to xfce4-terminal to avoid conflicts with other emulators.

- Rename the package from Terminal to xfce4-terminal.
- Don't add mailto when copying to clipboard (bug #7909)
- Add search dialog.
- Fix activity handling when resizing the window.
- Use mid color if activity expired (bug #9686).
- Improve quit confirm dialog.
- Add move tab left/right options (bug #5918).
- Only show terminal in the system category (bug #8693).
- Don't pre-parse options after -x (bug #9167).
- Make tabs a fraction smaller.
- Drop the special handling of the Super key.
- Depend on libxfce4ui and use its API.
- Use standard stock icons.
- Depend on vte 0.28 and exo 0.10.
- Drop anti-alias preference (deprecated in vte).
- Add =+@ to the default word-chars.
- Add encoding support.
- Use GDBus for dbus communication.
- Remove toolbar editor.
- Remove the exo dependency.
- Remove the custom accelerator code.
- Bundle palette colors into a single string.
- Add background color vary option.
- Add option --color-table.
- Add support for color presets.
- Properly set termcap emulation.
- Another attempt to fix the invalid sizing issues (bug #4728).
- Use G_ENABLE_DEBUG to enable additional checks (bug #8552).
- Allow setting the bold color (bug #5987).
- Use xmllint to strip the glade file.
- Rename reset option to "Reset Scrollback".
- Allow re-using of last window with --tab.
- Improve documentation of --role (bug #8246).

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