A GTK2 tabbed terminal emulator

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

I didn’t think such an animal existed, but here it is — Sakura.

Follows your GTK theme, has a nice right-click menu and copies and pastes like a text editor. Pseudotransparency, customizable backgrounds and excellent font effects. It’s just about perfect. ;) This might be the end of rxvt-unicode for me.

That’s the Arch version, by the way. Ubuntu users will need to compile from scratch. :twisted:

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3 Responses to “A GTK2 tabbed terminal emulator”


  1. 1 Onyros 2007/11/18 at 10:48 PM

    Pretty easy to compile in Ubuntu (Gutsy, at least): just get libgtk2.0-dev (if you don’t have it already) and libvte-dev, and you’re a “./0″, a “make” and a “sudo checkinstall -D” (to get that .deb file as well) away from a really cool term.

    Doesn’t replace urxvt for me, though! I have tabbed urxvt’s by default (Fluxbox rules hehe – I know you’re more of an Openbox guy), pseudo-transparency and acceptable fonts with it, anyway. It’s lighter and also seems faster, so urxvt is still the champ!

  2. 2 Christian 2007/11/19 at 12:52 AM

    There is also Terminal, which is shipped with Xfce but doesn’t require it. It integrates with Gtk+ very nicely including, menubar, toolbars, tabs and context menu. True transparency is available as well.

    http://www.os-cillation.com/index.php?id=42&L=5

  3. 3 K.Mandla 2007/11/19 at 7:42 AM

    I used to run Terminal a lot, but I kind of abandoned it when I moved to Openbox. And since I mentally associate it with Xubuntu, I have a tendency to skip things that are XFCE-based.

    Looks like there are quite a few more dependencies for xfce4-terminal than Sakura, though.


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