Any interest in Terminal enhancments?
nickschermer at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 09:11:36 CEST 2009
2009/6/3 Elliott Rabe <codecontributor at gmail.com>:
> I've been using XFCE on my primary machine for over a year now, and love
> it. I can't see myself ever going back to a bloated window manager when I
> have everything I need & want in a lite FAST solution like XFCE. I've been
> toying with the Terminal code on a sideline build with the intent of adding
> some functionality that will enable me to use it where I work as well. I'm
> just trying to feel out out whether there is any interest out there in the
> additions I'm planning on making for my own sideline build. If so, I'd be
> happy to contribute them back to the XFCE/Terminal project.
> My primary desire was to get enough functionality out of Terminal app to
> allow me to connect to a proprietary cmd line implementation that doesn't
> respect standard unix console line output & display formatting. This
> command line is essentially a tab delimited table that is only readable if
> all the rows in the table appear aligned on column boundaries. Output width
> can sometimes extend up to 512 columns (even beyond), so practically
> requires the use of horizontal scrolling. We use a the third party app
> SecureCRT to connect to this product, which I'd like to avoid (as I'm a fan
> of using open source software whenever possible). I am still working trying
> to get the cleanest implementation of this scrolling without modifying
> default behavior/functionality of the Terminal app. I expect to have
> several options to configure the horizontal scrolling, including configuring
> a fixed column size, automatic enabling of the scrolling, possibly
> keystroke/output scroll adjustment as well as completely disabling it
> altogether (which seems the sensible default).
That could indeed be an interesting feature.
> I'm very open to potential implementation ideas, as well as general feedback
> if these alterations would be useful for any others out there besides
The besting you can do it creating separate feature requests in
bugzilla (bugs.xfce.org). From there the implementation and patches
can be discussed.
PS. sorry for the late reply.
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