xfce4-terminal 0.0.2 is out

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Jul 27 16:19:31 CEST 2004

Robert 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
>	Uh, no offense, but why not use gnome-terminal or konsole then?  I hate to 
>interrupt, since I'm not a developer; and I do not want to dissuade you.  
>However, I find just as much as I need with terminals/consoles that already 
>exist, such as xterm, rxvt, gnome-terminal, and konsole.  You could even put 
>them on your panel with a menu, to pick which terminal you want.
gnome-terminal requires ORBit, libgnomevfs, libbonobo, libgnomeui, 
libgnomecanvas, libgnome-2, and libglade.  konsole requires a bunch of 
kde libs (just as many, maybe more), that an xfce user is even less 
likely to have/want on their system.  i agree that xterm and rxvt are 
probably "good enough" (hell, i use Eterm), but a nicer, xfce-branded 
terminal that doesn't have any large dependencies would be nice.

>I just see no point in reinventing the wheel.
well, this is eduard's choice... if he feels there's a need for it, and, 
most importantly, wants to mess around with it, that's his call.  i know 
i sometimes rewrite stuff that i could just grab from GPLed code 
elsewhere.  why?  well, to see if i'm up to the challenge, to learn 
something new...


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