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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 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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    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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    Default 256 colors

    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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    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?
    So which would you choose? Xterm? Rxvt? Rxvt-Unicode? Roxterm? Or one of the many other terminal emulators?
    Why not extend the question to other software? Why is there a text editor for any DE? Why do we not all just use Vim or Emacs? And do we really need more than one mediaplayer? Isn't pure MPlayer enough?

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