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Submitted by msameer on Sun, 20/01/2008 - 2:28am

So, today Multi GNOME terminal has been removed from debian as part of the efforts to get rid of gtk 1.x.

I'm neither ranting nor blaming. I'm just expressing my feelings.

I knew before it happened and I acknoledged the removel. It's dead upstream and I don't think it can be easily ported. I've been using this terminal since 4 or 5 years. Let's see if I can live without it. I know there are a lot but this one was lightweight and it was using zvt which was noticeably faster than vte.
This was one of the packages I worked on with "He" as part of the NM T&S and I quite learned a lot from it.


Submitted by Chris Jones (not verified) on Mon, 21/01/2008 - 9:42am

I used to use gnome-multi-terminal too, but when I moved to GNOME2 I couldn't really bring myself to use gtk1 apps any more.

I've been hoping that someone would port it, but eventually I got bored of waiting and so http://www.tenshu.net/terminator/ was born.

It's not a complete match for g-m-t functionality yet, and it's somewhat reliant on gnome-temrinal, but it is under active development and I'd be interested to know what you think it's missing.

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 21/01/2008 - 1:14pm

I like the tabbed terminal idea that's why terminator is not my best here. Sorry!

My problem with the current GNOME terminal is that it takes a lot of RAM and VTE is slpwer than ZVT and I can notice it.

I started writing my own multi tabbed terminal a few months ago when I felt m-g-t might get removed. It's very minimal ATM and doesn't have a lot of m-g-t features but it's usable. Only problem is it's using VTE too so I started to write my own terminal widget but I don't believe I have to do this ;-)

I really like the way m-g-t worked. Are you interested in joining efforts porting it to Gtk2 ?

Submitted by Karl Lie (not verified) on Tue, 19/02/2008 - 7:18am

I use xfce4-terminal. Has nice tabs and enough customization to get by. Also uses far less resources than mgt, which is believe part of the reason mgt never got more popular. Each tab opened consumed a lot of resources. Something that should certainly be fixed if you do port it.

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 19/02/2008 - 10:19am

How do you measure that ?

Submitted by Karl Lie (not verified) on Wed, 20/02/2008 - 11:34am

I'm on a very meager laptop so noticed (with gkrellm, although I'm sure you could monitor one of the proc files) that each time I opened a tab the memory usage would go up but a non-trivial margin. Since switching to xfce4-terminal I've had more memory to work with and better responsiveness with the terminal.

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 20/02/2008 - 12:21pm

I will check that. Thanks for the tips :-)

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