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jeremy 01-03-2018 12:20 PM

X Terminal Emulator of the Year
 
A newer category that has been very close in each of its first five years.

--jeremy

Mill J 01-03-2018 12:40 PM

A rather hard question, but xterm runs almost anywhere without all the other dependencies, very reliable.

pan64 01-03-2018 12:53 PM

I don't know all of them, I wanted to find a full-featured one and selected roxterm.

anticapitalista 01-03-2018 03:07 PM

I used to use roxterm, but it is 'broken' on Debian stretch, so I use urxvt.

gilead 01-03-2018 07:21 PM

aterm - I can build it the way I like it

ondoho 01-04-2018 04:55 AM

i hate it when the terminal doesn't pop up instantly, that's why i've been using urxvt for a long time.

what's to say - customzation via config files is always better than clicky menus.
customzation via Xresources is OK too.

YesItsMe 01-04-2018 07:06 AM

Actually, st. A terminal shouldn't have bling.
(Admittedly, I use Terminology. Yet!)

milhan 01-04-2018 07:48 AM

why is QTerminal not on the list?

bathory 01-04-2018 11:48 AM

Voted urxvt as there is no mrxvt

jeremy 01-04-2018 02:59 PM

QTerminal has been added.

--jeremy

JWJones 01-04-2018 03:45 PM

st, followed by urxvt.

rokytnji 01-04-2018 04:10 PM

urxvt

Tux! 01-05-2018 08:59 AM

xterm with 256-color support (from source, not from system-packages)

Main reason is full support for Unicode combined with simplicity and easy configuration.

wagscat123 01-08-2018 02:47 PM

@ Jeremy - in light of Wayland, should things like this be "Graphic Terminal Emulator" of the year?

Hungry ghost 01-09-2018 06:01 AM

Yakuake here.

cowlitzron 01-09-2018 10:23 PM

I voted for LXTerminal. Lightweight, has the features we want.

pan64 01-14-2018 12:36 PM

looks like roxterm is now died. https://sourceforge.net/p/roxterm/di...hread/60da6975

weirdwolf 01-14-2018 08:12 PM

LXTerminal does it for me.

Pyrotech72 01-18-2018 11:34 AM

KDE's Konsole gets my vote. I like the multiple tabs. You can also detach a tab to its own window, or if you drag the last tab in a window to another window, the former goes away. As clean or as cluttered as you like. LOL

JZL240I-U 01-23-2018 07:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pan64 (Post 5801228)
I don't know all of them, I wanted to find a full-featured one and selected roxterm.



Why not Konsole then? ;)

cynwulf 01-23-2018 08:42 AM

Konsole is just great if you want to install half of KDE just to get a decidedly average terminal emulator....

(I voted xterm)

JZL240I-U 01-23-2018 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cynwulf (Post 5810254)
Konsole is just great if you want to install half of KDE just to get a decidedly average terminal emulator....



I installed all of KDE :p.


;)

bigfootnlc 01-23-2018 11:13 AM

where's VNC/RealVNC?

pan64 01-24-2018 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigfootnlc (Post 5810325)
where's VNC/RealVNC?

vnc is not a terminal emulator.

Lysander666 01-24-2018 03:52 AM

Seeing as I did 99% of my work in GNOME terminal it has to be that, I suppose.

Livestradamus 01-24-2018 04:08 AM

Years ago it was Konsole. But as time has progressed, I've become a huge fan of st.

Tux! 01-24-2018 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Livestradamus (Post 5810790)
Years ago it was Konsole. But as time has progressed, I've become a huge fan of st.

Being very interested in terminal emulation on Unix and Linux, I fetched st from git, built it after reading the README, compiled the st.info, started it, stopped it, swapped default foreground and background colors, started it again and ran my tiny Unicode output test (which I need as part of my daily job)

$ ./st

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

So, st is not developed enough to be useful.

rowo 01-24-2018 03:09 PM

For me it's xfce4-terminal. Even if I use another DE, it gets installed ;)

ondoho 01-27-2018 02:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lysander666 (Post 5810779)
Seeing as I did 99% of my work in GNOME terminal it has to be that, I suppose.

i love the reluctance in that statement!
why don't you just try sth else?
if you "need" gui, maybe lxterminal or xfce4-terminal, you'llbe surprised how much faster they open with virtually identical functionality compared to gnome-terminal.
otherwise, as i've already stated: urxvt!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tux! (Post 5810802)
So, st is not developed enough to be useful.

that's a most likely erroneous conclusion.
many people are very happy with st.
i think you're supposed to compile the latest realease.
if that fails, too, there's likely to be a precompiled version in your repos. which doesn't make much sense in this case, but at least you could test for segfaults.

Tux! 01-27-2018 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5812068)
that's a most likely erroneous conclusion.
many people are very happy with st.
i think you're supposed to compile the latest realease.
if that fails, too, there's likely to be a precompiled version in your repos. which doesn't make much sense in this case, but at least you could test for segfaults.

I used st-git (git://git.suckless.org/st). If that is not the latest, I would not know where to get a more recent one.

The fact that there are many happy users is no guarantee that I would be happy with it or that it is bug-free, but this is the fact for ALL software. It works both ways. The fact that *I* am (mare than) happy with Plasma5/tcsh/elvis/hexchat/claws-mail/perl does not make it bugfree of guarantee that other users will find a fantastic workspace in that combination. It is the advantage of Linux: so much to choose from.

There used to be a hates-software mailing list, but that petered out.

My distro (openSUSE TumbleWeed) did not have a precompiled package, which is why I used the git repo and compiled from scratch.

I had no drive to check out the segfaults and report back. I have enough alternatives available that meet my needs to put my energy in other (OpenSource) projects.

ondoho 01-27-2018 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tux! (Post 5812217)
I used st-git (git://git.suckless.org/st). If that is not the latest, I would not know where to get a more recent one.

are you deliberately misunderstanding me?
i pointed you to the latest release - not the same as the current git master.
but even so, there's a bunch of things could've gone wrong when you edited the config.h, and then again during compilation. doesn't mean the software is "not developed enough".

i guess you're not very familiar with compiling software yourself?

Tux! 01-28-2018 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5812268)
are you deliberately misunderstanding me?
i pointed you to the latest release - not the same as the current git master.
but even so, there's a bunch of things could've gone wrong when you edited the config.h, and then again during compilation. doesn't mean the software is "not developed enough".

i guess you're not very familiar with compiling software yourself?

Huh? I tried release first. Segfault, that used git. Segfault.

I did not alter config.h (other that changing the default foreground and background).

I'm co-maint of several OS projects, amongst which is perl5 CORE. I port OS projects to HP-UX for the last two decades. I'd say I am VERY familiar with compiling software myself.

Where did you read that I am trying to misunderstand you?

Not seeking an argue here, just clarification. I did hope my previous post was hinting there as well.

////// 01-28-2018 07:37 AM

terminator-tilix

dugan 01-29-2018 06:04 PM

I voted for Terminator, because that's what I used in 2017. I'm planning to switch back to st for 2018.

Angelo_d'Cuore 02-02-2018 11:41 PM

Voted Gnome Terminal, but I really don't care - I'll use whichever one comes with the distro I'm using.

VamosBaby 02-03-2018 08:17 AM

I like Gnome Terminal 2.x, which now lives as MATE Terminal.

milhan 02-03-2018 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowlitzron (Post 5804466)
I voted for LXTerminal. Lightweight, has the features we want.

I used LXTerminal for a while. It doesn't have screen-split feature, so I ended up switching all the way to QTerminal.

TimApple 02-03-2018 09:36 AM

Forgot TIlda
 
Choosing Quake since it's similar to Tilda

Myk267 02-04-2018 11:09 AM

xfce4-terminal
It does pretty much all I want:
  • font set support, because unicode
  • a few changeable preset themes
  • tabs
  • 256 colors (it's a nice touch)
  • scrollback!
  • URL support
  • The config gui is simple.
This isn't the only terminal emulator that has these features.

emk2203 02-04-2018 11:31 AM

Why is mlterm missing? Would vote for it.

CajunCoder 02-04-2018 07:07 PM

st, though on second thought I probably should have voted for guake, as it's the one I use the most.

Everyone should have a key bound to a drop down terminal. It's incredibly convenient. I use that silly "Menu" key which has replaced right super on most modern keyboards.

jeremy 02-06-2018 03:53 PM

mlterm has been added.

--jeremy

dugan 02-13-2018 01:22 PM

I expect Hyper, Kitty and Alacritty to be on next year's poll.


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