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    Default Enlightenment's Terminal Gets New Features

    Phoronix: Enlightenment's Terminal Gets New Features

    Terminology, the terminal emulator for the Enlightenment desktop built atop their EFL libraries, is up to version 0.4 and it's landed heavy with new features...

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

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    Something I've never gotten is WHY each desktop environment feels like needs to build a terminal off of their libraries. Why isn't there an non-desktop linked standard terminal so we can all move on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    Something I've never gotten is WHY each desktop environment feels like needs to build a terminal off of their libraries. Why isn't there an non-desktop linked standard terminal so we can all move on?
    Why is this bothering you. Are you a developer that is wasting their precious time on something?

    AFAIK there's xterm which works everywhere, have fun using that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    Why isn't there an non-desktop linked standard terminal so we can all move on?
    Sakura may be? http://www.pleyades.net/david/projects/sakura

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    Quote Originally Posted by siavashserver View Post
    Nope, GTK/VTE based. On a pure KDE desktop one wouldn't want to have to install the entire GTK/cairo/glib stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancurio View Post
    Nope, GTK/VTE based. On a pure KDE desktop one wouldn't want to have to install the entire GTK/cairo/glib stack.
    On Arch Linux trying to pacman -Rnsc glib2 or pacman -Rnsc cairo results in removal of the whole KDE desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by siavashserver View Post
    On Arch Linux trying to pacman -Rnsc glib2 or pacman -Rnsc cairo results in removal of the whole KDE desktop
    Yeah, in hindsight, it's probably impossible to get a KDE desktop sans glib/gtk dependency these days without compiling everything yourself. QtCore will try to build with glib based mainloop support by default, and I think the gtk style for QtWidgets comes by default as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    Something I've never gotten is WHY each desktop environment feels like needs to build a terminal off of their libraries. Why isn't there an non-desktop linked standard terminal so we can all move on?
    Some idiots try to make their own display server, instead of relying on the existing non-desktop linked standard one... why complain about terminals?

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    Nice to see it support 256 colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    Something I've never gotten is WHY each desktop environment feels like needs to build a terminal off of their libraries. Why isn't there an non-desktop linked standard terminal so we can all move on?
    I believe terminology started as a way to showcase the power of EFL/Elementary. Even if i am not so font of the command line its a cool project. Gregkh endorsed it recently.

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