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A new iTerm2 fork
Authored by: brh on Sep 11, '10 02:43:11PM

Seriously, folks? 256 xterm colors, and full mouse reporting (inc. middle click). Terminal does neither, and no other terminal emulator on the Mac (I have tested all the ones I could find (excluding under X11), about 7 total) does full mouse reporting.

Those are the only reasons I would use iTerm. Comparing for speed, most of the other emulators are about on par with Terminal.app, although some (ZOC, Terminator) are much faster than Terminal.app. With screen refresh set at it's slowest setting, iTerm runs about 50% of the speed of Terminal.app (and of course your screen is very laggy at that refresh rate). With refresh set fast, iTerm runs about 15% the speed of Terminal.app.

Fortunately, the devs of iTerm 2 fork told me one of the things 2 has going for it is the improvement of performance. Unfortunately, so far iTerm 2 runs considerably slower than iTerm. And an uglier icon. So, hope this goes somewhere.



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