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Tabbed Terminal alternative
Authored by: sjonke on May 03, '06 09:22:27AM

I tried it out and found it to be pretty excrutiatingly slow. Is iTerm really slower than this? I don't recall it being so, but it has been a while since I tried it. Also it is super clunky and feature poor. It may have tabs, but that's about it. A problem I had with iTerm was that it was very buggy - it seemed to crash frequently. I don't think Terminal.app has ever crashed on me.

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Authored by: wgscott on May 03, '06 09:44:39AM

I use iTerm all the time. I never really had any problem with it, and it has been fast enough. This one (Terminator) does seem faster, however. iTerm has always been stable in my hands. I use it 8 hours+ per day. In any case, thanks for the tip. The more options, the better.



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Authored by: BobHarris on May 03, '06 05:13:34PM

I use iTerm 0.8.0

0.8.1 had a very annoying bouncing icon that you could not get rid of.

0.8.2 got rid of the bouncing icon, but it had a memory leak that would crash it if you had a lot of stuff going into the scroll back region. They know about the bug and it is apparently fixed in the cvs source pool.

I have been happy with iTerm and I am a software developer working in Vim most of the day ssh'ed into various Linux systems.

As for speed, I'm not going to notice anything at work as I have a PowerMac Dual G5/2.5GHz system with lots of memory (2.5GB). At home I use my 1GHz G4 14" iBook with 640MB. I do not find any real problems with iTerm running at home, but I also use it less at home, as that is when I surf and do more typical home user stuff.

Bob Harris



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Authored by: drauh on May 03, '06 07:31:58PM

i use iterm daily, and i compile it from the cvs (or is it svn, now?) checkout. i have no issues with it. it runs fast enough on my tibook 667MHz with 768MB RAM. and i do type fast: been a sysadmin since 1991, and i need to type fast.

i think they may have fixed some of the speed issues in the cvs, but not tagged it for a release. those who have trouble with it might try compiling a cvs copy and see how it goes.



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Authored by: vaiism on May 08, '06 07:28:28AM

I was kinda surprised to hear iTerm is unusable for the author - I have been using daily for a long time - I work at Sun and live alot in the Term between Solaris and Mac systems and love iTerm because of the tabbed viewing...

Will have to try this java one and see if it is any better at all.

Thanks for the hint.



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