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Enlightenment's Terminal Brings In Fancy Features

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:51 am

Enlightenment's Terminal Brings In Fancy Features
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMzNjY
What does it do?

It emulates a slightly extended vt100 with some extensions and bling thrown in.

Most escapes supported by xterm, rxvt etc. work
Xterm 256 color escapes work
Backgrounds (bitmap, scalable/vector, animated gif, videos)
Transparency
Bitmap and scalable fonts supported
Themes for the layout and design
URL, file path and email address detection and link-handling
Inline display of link content
Multiple copy and paste selections and buffer support
Works in X11
Works in Wayland
Works directly in the linux framebuffer (fbcon)
Can be finger/touch controlled
Scan scale by UI scaling factors
Can render using OpenGL or OpenGL-ES2 (not a requirement - just an option)
Can display inlined media content (images, video, documents)
Can do multiple "tabs"
Can do splitting into multiple panes
Block text selection
Drag and drop of text selections and links
Can stream media from URLs
Tab switcher has live thumbnail content
Single process, multiple windows/terminals support
Fast (gives urxvt a run for its money)
Themable visual bell
More...

The above list of features and then then some work currently,
with maybe some things not completely implemented yet.
Much more has yet to come, so this is not done by any means.


Just thought to share info as not an enlightenment user myself.
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Re: Enlightenment's Terminal Brings In Fancy Features

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:07 pm

Just watched the Video on that link. 13 mins of Whoa!
So heavy terminal user's since I am not one. Is it fluff? or advancement of the terminal?
And would you like to have it on your desktop?
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Re: Enlightenment's Terminal Brings In Fancy Features

Postby xenopeek on Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:56 pm

It might make the terminal a bit more approachable to new users, like with having file preview thumbnails when you do a directory listing. Link handling, block text, and so on would be handy for avid terminal users. Not sure about the looks yet, but the feature list makes me want to try it :wink:
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Re: Enlightenment's Terminal Brings In Fancy Features

Postby Thomas Dickey on Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:30 pm

Most escapes supported by xterm, rxvt etc. work
Xterm 256 color escapes work


The first part - unlikely. See http://invisible-island.net/xterm/xterm.faq.html#compare_versions.
The second part - maybe/maybe not (there are no credible test-reports, and the implementation is very recent).
Select/paste from a source which in turn relies on the same technique doesn't improve the quality of the data.
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