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View Poll Results: Best linux terminal for programmers
xterm 44 44.44%
eterm 9 9.09%
aterm 12 12.12%
rxvt 16 16.16%
gnome-terminal 26 26.26%
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:14 PM   #16
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I actually just got yakuake and did some stuff with it.


The only thing I don't like about it is that, at least on my machine, it covers the whole top half of my screen. I can still do almost all tasks as I'd just hit F12 again and it will run in the background but if I seriously need more than two or three windows open at the the same time I can still use Konsole.

I think it's a testament to the versatility of Konsole, actually. Though I thought I saw somewhere that Konsole is just a sophisticated integration of xterm?
Old 09-30-2006, 01:42 PM   #17
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You can configure yakuake's with/height/bgcolor/transparency/"animation" delay .. well .. a lot of stuff
Old 09-30-2006, 01:52 PM   #18
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mrxvt - does tabs and does not depend on kde gnome or other bloatage
Old 09-30-2006, 02:05 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by cupubboy
You can configure yakuake's with/height/bgcolor/transparency/"animation" delay .. well .. a lot of stuff
Silly me.

For anyone having one of those noob moments like I just did, the little down-arrow in the title bar has all those options. X to close it and + to stick it. I selected "Use Konsole Settings" after right-clicking the app to get my transparency and background and such.

Thanks cupubboy... sometimes I just need a kick in the rear to get simple stuff done.

EDIT: Oh yes, and yakuake is now my primary terminal now (Konsole integration with Kate and Konqueror not withstanding). The extra options that I magically discovered () have made it incredibly cool. There's still a use for Konsole for me but it has to be pretty heavy.

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Old 09-30-2006, 04:00 PM   #20
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Old 09-30-2006, 04:24 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by dive
mrxvt - does tabs and does not depend on kde gnome or other bloatage
Hmm, I'd never heard of that before, but after playing around with it some, I think it's pretty awesome. (And I think xterm may have just gotten replaced...) Thanks for pointing this out!
Old 10-01-2006, 03:11 AM   #22
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rxvt. small memory foot-print. fluxbox does the tabs :}

Old 10-01-2006, 03:32 PM   #23
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What about the console? I use that a lot. And you forgot Tilda. Those are my two biggest. Oh well, gotta go for xterm.
Old 10-02-2006, 07:10 AM   #24
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Another vote for konsole/yakuake (since they are both using the same KPart).
Old 10-02-2006, 09:16 AM   #25
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Gotta put my weight behind gnome-terminal this time, and for a very simple reason. Sofar its the only one that implements unicode support in a reasonable and bugfree(tm) way.. Sure urxvt was my favourite for a while, but it just had way too many weird mishaps when coming in contact with unicode.
Old 10-02-2006, 10:08 AM   #26
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I'm just voting for rxvt because it's the only terminal emulator I use in a pinch in an X environment. Since this thread is for "best linux terminal for programming", I'd like to point out that when I write programs, nothing beats emacs (or vi) and several screen sessions.
Old 10-02-2006, 02:04 PM   #27
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I was (and am still) a Konsole fan... but Yakuake rocks!!!! thanks for making us aware of this cupubboy!!
Old 10-02-2006, 02:21 PM   #28
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I would vote for Konsole, also. The reasons: 1) the tabbed windows are well implemented; 2) it's very configurable in terms of appearance, fonts, tabs, etc., which is important to us older programmers whose eyes aren't as good as you youngens' LOL; and 3) KSSH - Secure Shell front-end by Andrea Rizzi is nicely integrated to use a new tab in Konsole.

Konsole is responsive, both in loading time and the way it responds to keystrokes or the mouse, and vi/vim work nicely within it's borders.

My $0.02 for what it's worth.
Old 10-02-2006, 04:37 PM   #29
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Nah its desperation after getting the NO MORE DISK SPACE LEFT message when running make
Old 10-02-2006, 05:48 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by reddazz
Konsole is missing from that list and thats the one I would have voted for.
I was going to vote Konsole as well, but then I remembered YaKuake. I guess that's still Konsole though... it uses Konsole's settings and such.


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