xfce4-terminal 0.0.2 is out

Don Christensen djc at cisco.com
Tue Jul 27 05:33:19 CEST 2004

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Jul 2004, Eduard Roccatello wrote:
>>On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 14:06:18 -0400
>>"Derek T. Yarnell" <derek at cs.umd.edu> wrote:
>>>What is wrong with xterm again?
>>It lacks tabs, session support (in a future :-), xft support and so on.
>>I like xterm but i prefer something advanced
> plus, xterm is ugly ^_~.  if you're using a GUI, why use something that 
> isn't visually pleasing?  IMO, that's the _point_ of a GUI.  just my 
> aesthetic opinion, of course.
> 	-brian

I feel just the opposite.  A terminal is for interacting with a command
line.  It doesn't need to be "pretty", it needs to be functional without
getting in the way.  I don't want menu bars and tool bars and what not.
I'm not even sure I would want tabs, although having them as an option
might be nice.  I want as little decoration as possible so that I can
get as much text on the screen as possible.

My main desires would for session support and light weight (defined as
minimal memory footprint and quick response), and I think the Xft thing
is worth looking into for nicer fonts.  I wouldn't mind better color
support for stuff like "ls", but that would be well down on my personal
wish list.

Just my two cents.


Don Christensen       Senior Software Development Engineer
djc at cisco.com         Cisco Systems, Santa Cruz, CA
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