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    Phoronix: GNOME Terminal Gets Text Rewrap On Resizing

    GNOME 3.12 is looking exciting because of continued Wayland improvements and other desktop work, but we've now found out that the GNOME Terminal is receiving some love in the GNOME 3.12 cycle...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU0MDE

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    rxvt has had this feature for years. It's one of those features you only miss when it's gone, and it's the primary reason I've been sticking with rxvt ever since.

    Now there's finally a second terminal with this feature.

    Give it a couple of decades, and maybe by then konsole and the cygwin terminal will have followed.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rohcQaH View Post
      rxvt has had this feature for years. It's one of those features you only miss when it's gone, and it's the primary reason I've been sticking with rxvt ever since.

      Now there's finally a second terminal with this feature.
      terminology does it also...

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      • #4
        Im glad to see gnome developers finally putting features in, instead of taking them out. Does anybody know if they'll bring back transparency to gnome terminal soon?

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        • #5
          Finally!! I agree with rohcQaH. I never knew how useful this was until I started using a Mac. However, this also brings a few more issues like some lines not getting updated in some cases.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gens View Post
            terminology does it also...
            Indeed, my first thought was E is bringing some fresh competition, they will kick some ass in the future.

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            • #7
              I thought no rewrap is a deliberate design decision. And wow, why does even a lousy text editor have rewrap but gnome/kde consoles don't? They use a different/archaic toolkit to draw text or what?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                I thought no rewrap is a deliberate design decision. And wow, why does even a lousy text editor have rewrap but gnome/kde consoles don't? They use a different/archaic toolkit to draw text or what?
                Text rewrapping in terminals is a bit more difficult than in text editors, I think there might be issues e.g. when using curses(-like) applications.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pizzapill View Post
                  Im glad to see gnome developers finally putting features in, instead of taking them out. Does anybody know if they'll bring back transparency to gnome terminal soon?
                  Not quite sure what you mean here since transparency has never been taken away.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pizzapill View Post
                    Im glad to see gnome developers finally putting features in, instead of taking them out. Does anybody know if they'll bring back transparency to gnome terminal soon?
                    Good question! It is one reason I don't use it anymore. No transparency for a 2013 terminal? It's a joke?

                    An asking feature 9 years old and present on all modern OS: preview picture in file chooser, Windows have this feature for windows 95! https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141154, shame...

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                    • #11
                      Terminology and Final Term also have this feature.

                      http://finalterm.org/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by n3wu53r View Post
                        Terminology and Final Term also have this feature.

                        http://finalterm.org/
                        Yes! Even modern terminal have the preview pictrues feature, incredible! lol

                        I think I'm goidn to adopt Final Term, nice app :-)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sarmad View Post
                          Not quite sure what you mean here since transparency has never been taken away.
                          ..or you just are mistaken

                          Gnome 3.8 removed transparency and some other features from gnome-terminal. I was going to post a link to the bugzilla report - but it's getting an internal error / not working. Regardless, it's _even_ on wikipedia (lulz); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Terminal#Background

                          Originally posted by wikipedia
                          Transparent background. Users can also select any amount of transparency (ranging from fully transparent to fully opaque). If the user has the option for compositing turned on, the background will reveal the windows behind the terminal window. Otherwise, if compositing is disabled, the terminal will only be translucent with the user's desktop wallpaper. Translucent backgrounds are desired because the user can read text behind the terminal while entering commands into the command line. In Gnome Terminal 3.8 and onwards the option for a transparent background was removed.[8]
                          ..But maybe you are using Ubuntu (or another distro patching it) and just aren't aware of the situation. [Ubuntu /possibly others are patching patching 'post-3.8 releases' of gnome-terminal [so am i]. (Ubuntu gnome-terminal-3.8.0 change log); https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+...-archive-extra

                          * note the 02_add_transparency_properties.patch under 'debian/patches'.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by legluondunet View Post
                            Yes! Even modern terminal have the preview pictrues feature, incredible! lol

                            I think I'm goidn to adopt Final Term, nice app :-)
                            Still under heavy development; no real release. You will likely have to build from git.
                            Still a lot of performance issues.
                            https://github.com/p-e-w/finalterm/issues/150
                            Which is realted to: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/clut.../msg00010.html

                            Performance Breakthrough
                            Many of the "improvements" made in the past months have slowed down Final Term, and two weeks ago, it at last became clear to me that development of terminal functionality could not continue in earnest without fixing the performance first.

                            As a result, a number of changes were made to bring Final Term up to speed. It is now "only" 8-10 times slower than GNOME Terminal, which isn't anything to write home about but might be excused given that Final Term manages a much more complex model of the terminal output. In practice, the difference should be hardly noticeable.

                            Once the remaining problem, absurdly high CPU usage when idle, is fixed (which you can help with by answering https://mail.gnome.org/archives/clut.../msg00010.html!), Final Term's performance will be ready for the initial release.
                            Taken from http://blog.finalterm.org/2013/09/becoming-big.html

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ninez View Post
                              ..or you just are mistaken

                              Gnome 3.8 removed transparency and some other features from gnome-terminal. I was going to post a link to the bugzilla report - but it's getting an internal error / not working. Regardless, it's _even_ on wikipedia (lulz); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Terminal#Background



                              ..But maybe you are using Ubuntu (or another distro patching it) and just aren't aware of the situation. [Ubuntu /possibly others are patching patching 'post-3.8 releases' of gnome-terminal [so am i]. (Ubuntu gnome-terminal-3.8.0 change log); https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+...-archive-extra

                              * note the 02_add_transparency_properties.patch under 'debian/patches'.
                              Oh, I see. Yeah, I'm using Ubuntu and I'm still on Ubuntu 13.04 which doesn't have 3.8. Then, let me add my voice to you guys: no transparency in 2013!! WTH?!

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