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Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby toxygen » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:33 am

heh, glterminal simulates flickering and low baud lags. formidable!

http://x86.sk/~toxygen/jpg/glterminal2.png
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:10 pm

hahhahahha, that's gold, nice find
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby pentium » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:42 pm

:lol: that there is a piece of true art.
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby fatal_error » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:41 am

But... is there anything similar available open source?

Probably not. I wonder how easy it would be to make such thing with sdl, a some kind of a wrapper. Hmmm. Im thinkin about it. Because that glterminal is so cool.
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby toxygen » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:46 am

fatal_error wrote:But... is there anything similar available open source?

Probably not. I wonder how easy it would be to make such thing with sdl, a some kind of a wrapper. Hmmm. Im thinkin about it. Because that glterminal is so cool.


well, not open source, but free.
http://www.tuaw.com/2006/02/01/glterminal-for-os-x/
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby fatal_error » Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:47 am

Oh yeah, i was just thinking about the possibility to have something similar working on ye olde irix or ... windows or linux ( shhh, i know, its a heresy ). I think i will have to investigate situation further - having a pet project - to try to code similar opengl/sdl hack. Don't hold your breath, though...
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:11 am

That is actually a fun concept - I'm surprised other terminals haven't implemented something similar by now. The primary issue with GLTerminal is that the original author hasn't updated it in five years - it needs various hacks to even get it working properly in 10.5 (there's a third party 10.5 package but it's a dirty hack, not a proper code fix). The original release had a cool application icon too ;)
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby toxygen » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:35 am

nekonoko wrote: The original release had a cool application icon too ;)


yeah, i think it won competition for the most inappropriate icon for a program :)
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby zizban » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:20 pm

GLterminal does rock...too bad it doesn't work real well on intel.

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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby toxygen » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:53 pm

zizban wrote:GLterminal does rock...too bad it doesn't work real well on intel.


I have it on intel and works just fine.
if you see white screen go to preferences and change render engine.
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby mmendez » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:02 am

toxygen wrote:
zizban wrote:GLterminal does rock...too bad it doesn't work real well on intel.


I have it on intel and works just fine.
if you see white screen go to preferences and change render engine.


How's the performance you're getting on Intel? I downloaded the app but it's a PPC binary. I'm tempted to write a clone from scratch and make it run on FreeBSD, IRIX and OS X.
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby toxygen » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:09 am

mmendez wrote:
toxygen wrote:
zizban wrote:GLterminal does rock...too bad it doesn't work real well on intel.


I have it on intel and works just fine.
if you see white screen go to preferences and change render engine.


How's the performance you're getting on Intel? I downloaded the app but it's a PPC binary. I'm tempted to write a clone from scratch and make it run on FreeBSD, IRIX and OS X.


The performance is according to emulation - not lightspeed, but not a snail.
I would love to see that on linux/bsd :) so if you can, go for it :idea:
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby nekobean » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:04 am

mmendez wrote:
toxygen wrote:
zizban wrote:GLterminal does rock...too bad it doesn't work real well on intel.


I have it on intel and works just fine.
if you see white screen go to preferences and change render engine.


How's the performance you're getting on Intel? I downloaded the app but it's a PPC binary. I'm tempted to write a clone from scratch and make it run on FreeBSD, IRIX and OS X.

Not having a Mac, I would love to see a clone that will run on x86 Linux and IRIX!
Oh, and that is a great icon!
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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby johnsmith » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:56 pm

Wow, great find. Hope I can run this on IRIX too at some point.

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Re: Best terminal ever for macosx

Unread postby semi-fly » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:58 pm

toxygen wrote:heh, glterminal simulates flickering and low baud lags. formidable!

http://x86.sk/~toxygen/jpg/glterminal2.png
http://x86.sk/~toxygen/jpg/glterminal.png


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