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 Post subject: New terminal
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:30 pm 
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Just saw this today on the webupd8 site and was wondering if anyone has tried this, or if it will even build on antix? Or perhaps this could replace RoxTerm in a future release? Any thoughts or insights appreciated and thanks in advance.

https://github.com/gnunn1/terminix#install-terminix

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 Post subject: Re: New terminal
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:58 pm 
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Quote:
http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/terminix-promising-new-tiling-terminal.html
The application requires GTK 3.14 or later and GTK VTE Widget 0.42, so it only runs on Ubuntu 15.04 (and derivatives: Ubuntu GNOME, Xubuntu, etc.) and newer. The application does not work in Linux Mint 17.x, Ubuntu 14.04, elementary OS Freya, etc.
...and requires dconf and requires python-nautilus


There are plenty (dozens) of alternative terminal emulators. If you let me know which features are important to you, I can suggest some alternative apps.
Do you value the "splittable panes" feature? I've seldom found that to be useful & instead prefer a "tabbed" layout.
I really don't see a single standout feature that terminix offers compared to available alternative apps.

If you're looking to have "transparency", I can tell you in advance that getting that working will be a roll of the dice.
vte package maintainers have removed transparency support in latest debian version (v2.91) of vte packages,
so you need to use a repository that supplies the older 2.90 version (and your chosen terminal emulator must be compatible with libvte v2.90)
(or you'll need to track down the patched-to-restore-transparency v2.91 library built by linux Deepin project)...
...and, on an antix system, fluxbox (and probably icewm and jwm as well) doesn't natively support compositing
(so you would need to install and run xcompmgr(?) or compton to achieve transparency).


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 Post subject: Re: New terminal
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:39 pm 
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skidoo thanks for your quick reply.

No, I wasn't terminal shopping just happened across the article and thought it was interesting. I read recently here on the forum that RoxTerm is not going to be developed any longer due to issues with GTK3. I have also looked at and tried lilyterm and sakura, as well as various other terminals, more out of curiosity and just the desire to learn new things.

After further reading on the Git site I see that a "wishlist" bug has been filed for terminix https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=825069 and is currently owned by Matthias Klumpp, from the Tanglu team and he is waiting for LDC 1.0 to be packaged in Debian, before a build can be attempted.

I have found the "splittable" feature to be of use at various times, however tmux and screen can currently provide that feature if I have need of it. If writing code in one terminal and running the resultant program in another terminal and using elinks for research and running mc in a fourth terminal tabbed windows can become tedious quickly IMHO.

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