Vala-terminal

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vala-terminal with one tab

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Overview

Command Line Terminal. It is written in (vala) programming-language. Vala produces c-code, which is then compiled binary form, so vala do not add any runtime requirements/dependeries.

This is official successor of openmoko-terminal2 (https://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/openmoko-community/2008/11/13/4084004/thread).

vala-terminal with toolbar vertically

Features:

  • Narrow toolbar
  • Tabs
  • Scrollbar
  • Toolbar can be oriented horizontaly or vertically
  • Zooming (Fontsize changing)
  • Paste selected text (not really clipboard)
  • handles -e parameter, like xterm and konsole in KDE (e.g. you can use it to start console applications with desktop-files: vala-terminal -e nano /etc/hosts)

Usage

landscaped vala-terminal with toolbar vertically

Buttons in toolbar are loaded from Systems stock, so they can look different than in screenshots (please add, if your distro shows it differently)

Buttons left to rigth:

  • New - Open new tab
  • Del - Close current tab
  • + - Zoom in (raise font size)
  • - - Zoom out (lower font size)
  • Paste - Paste selected text (can be from another tab, not in another application)
  • <- - Go previous tab
  • -> - Go next tab
  • [1/2] - Current tab / Total number of tabs
  • Circle-arrow - Flips the toolbar to vertical (and vertical to horizontal)

Download

vala-terminal with black background, is it better?

In opkg.org

opkg install http://www.opkg.org/packages/vala-terminal_1.1.1-r0.1_armv4t.opk


Building

It can be builded with this bitbake-recipe, but you must have valac version 0.5.6 (released 18.January 2009) installed ON YOUR HOST MACHINE.

It is just: (Who will make step-by-step walktrought how to install this in toolchain?)

wget http://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.5/vala-0.5.6.tar.bz2
tar -xvf vala-0.5.6.tar.bz2
cd vala-0.5.6
./configure
make
make install 


Bitbake-recipe:

DESCRIPTION = "The Openmoko Command Line Terminal"
SECTION = "openmoko/applications"
PV = "1.1.1"
PR = "r0.1"
  
#how to use git?
#SRC_URI = "git://git.freesmartphone.org/vala-terminal.git;proto=http"

do_patch() {
git clone git://git.freesmartphone.org/vala-terminal.git 

#so we first run autogen.sh (it generates Makefile)
mv vala-terminal vala-terminal-${PV}
cd vala-terminal-${PV}
./autogen.sh \
   --build=i486-linux-gnu \
   --host=${TARGET_SYS}

#Now we have Makefile and we can patch it to use host-systems valac (it generates c-code)
sed 's/$(VALAC) -c/\/usr\/local\/bin\/valac -C/g' Makefile > Makefile_new
mv Makefile_new Makefile
}

do_compile() {
make
arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-strip .libs/vala-terminal
}

do_install() {
      install -d ${D}${bindir}
      install -d ${D}${datadir}/pixmaps
      install -d ${D}${datadir}/applications

      install ${WORKDIR}/vala-terminal-${PV}/.libs/vala-terminal ${D}${bindir}/
      install ${WORKDIR}/vala-terminal-${PV}/data/vala-terminal.png ${D}/${datadir}/pixmaps
      install ${WORKDIR}/vala-terminal-${PV}/data/vala-terminal.desktop ${D}${datadir}/applications
}

Issues

vala-terminal on Debian

How to use git in bitbake (rigth way)?

How to install valac to the toolchain?

Black or white background?

Debians fontsize (5) is lots of smaller than Oms fontsize (5)! (Commandline parameter for default fontsize? Config-file?)

On OM2008.12, has problems with the font. Some characters such as m, M, w, W, and @ overlap the character next to them. I have a feeling that the wrong default font is being used, but how to fix it?


Vala-terminal.png vala-terminal

Terminal


Homepage: http://git.freesmartphone.org/?p=vala-terminal.git
Package: vala-terminal
Tested on: Om 2008.12, Debian

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vala-terminal with one tab

Overview

Command Line Terminal. It is written in (vala) programming-language. Vala produces c-code, which is then compiled binary form, so vala do not add any runtime requirements/dependeries.

This is official successor of openmoko-terminal2 (https://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/openmoko-community/2008/11/13/4084004/thread).

vala-terminal with toolbar vertically

Features:

  • Narrow toolbar
  • Tabs
  • Scrollbar
  • Toolbar can be oriented horizontaly or vertically
  • Zooming (Fontsize changing)
  • Paste selected text (not really clipboard)
  • handles -e parameter, like xterm and konsole in KDE (e.g. you can use it to start console applications with desktop-files: vala-terminal -e nano /etc/hosts)

Usage

landscaped vala-terminal with toolbar vertically

Buttons in toolbar are loaded from Systems stock, so they can look different than in screenshots (please add, if your distro shows it differently)

Buttons left to rigth:

  • New - Open new tab
  • Del - Close current tab
  • + - Zoom in (raise font size)
  • - - Zoom out (lower font size)
  • Paste - Paste selected text (can be from another tab, not in another application)
  • <- - Go previous tab
  • -> - Go next tab
  • [1/2] - Current tab / Total number of tabs
  • Circle-arrow - Flips the toolbar to vertical (and vertical to horizontal)

Download

vala-terminal with black background, is it better?

In opkg.org

opkg install http://www.opkg.org/packages/vala-terminal_1.1.1-r0.1_armv4t.opk


Building

It can be builded with this bitbake-recipe, but you must have valac version 0.5.6 (released 18.January 2009) installed ON YOUR HOST MACHINE.

It is just: (Who will make step-by-step walktrought how to install this in toolchain?)

wget http://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.5/vala-0.5.6.tar.bz2
tar -xvf vala-0.5.6.tar.bz2
cd vala-0.5.6
./configure
make
make install 


Bitbake-recipe:

DESCRIPTION = "The Openmoko Command Line Terminal"
SECTION = "openmoko/applications"
PV = "1.1.1"
PR = "r0.1"
  
#how to use git?
#SRC_URI = "git://git.freesmartphone.org/vala-terminal.git;proto=http"

do_patch() {
git clone git://git.freesmartphone.org/vala-terminal.git 

#so we first run autogen.sh (it generates Makefile)
mv vala-terminal vala-terminal-${PV}
cd vala-terminal-${PV}
./autogen.sh \
   --build=i486-linux-gnu \
   --host=${TARGET_SYS}

#Now we have Makefile and we can patch it to use host-systems valac (it generates c-code)
sed 's/$(VALAC) -c/\/usr\/local\/bin\/valac -C/g' Makefile > Makefile_new
mv Makefile_new Makefile
}

do_compile() {
make
arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-strip .libs/vala-terminal
}

do_install() {
      install -d ${D}${bindir}
      install -d ${D}${datadir}/pixmaps
      install -d ${D}${datadir}/applications

      install ${WORKDIR}/vala-terminal-${PV}/.libs/vala-terminal ${D}${bindir}/
      install ${WORKDIR}/vala-terminal-${PV}/data/vala-terminal.png ${D}/${datadir}/pixmaps
      install ${WORKDIR}/vala-terminal-${PV}/data/vala-terminal.desktop ${D}${datadir}/applications
}

Issues

vala-terminal on Debian

How to use git in bitbake (rigth way)?

How to install valac to the toolchain?

Black or white background?

Debians fontsize (5) is lots of smaller than Oms fontsize (5)! (Commandline parameter for default fontsize? Config-file?)

On OM2008.12, has problems with the font. Some characters such as m, M, w, W, and @ overlap the character next to them. I have a feeling that the wrong default font is being used, but how to fix it?


Vala-terminal.png vala-terminal

Terminal


Homepage: http://git.freesmartphone.org/?p=vala-terminal.git
Package: vala-terminal
Tested on: Om 2008.12, Debian