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Tabbed Terminal alternative
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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Tabbed Terminal alternative
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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