osso-xterm with 256 color support

Got a ticket asking for 256 color support for vte. Well, the ticket is now closed fixed and the latest vte in repository supports this feature. No new osso-xterm release yet to pull in the lib, but with red-pill or apt-get you can get some more colours for yourself.

osso-xterm and 256 colors

Published on May 15, 2007

Removing tooltips on osso-xterm tabs

tigert pointed to me that tooltips in osso-xterm's tabs are sometimes annoying. As tooltips on touchscreen aren't usually what you want, I removed them totally. The bad thing is, that you don't have a way of seeing the whole title of a tab, but it rarely is needed anyway. The change is in osso-xterm 0.13.mh21.

Published on March 1, 2007

More osso-xterm shortcuts

Today, on a train ride back home from a meeting in Helsinki, osso-xterm got a shortcut key editor. So if you need a shortcut not in the default settings, upgrade to osso-xterm 0.13.mh18 and launch the editor from the edit menu.

The dialog allows you to reorder the entries and to define a label and the key(s) for the shortcut. The format for the key definitions is: "<modifier1>[<modifier2>...]KeyName"; multiple keys for single shortcuts should be separated with commas. The supported modifiers are <shift>, <lock>, <ctrl> or <control>, <alt> or <mod1>, <mod2>, <mod3>, <mod4> and <mod5>. I doubt vte does anything for most of these though, you're probably only interested in shift, ctrl and alt. The keycodes are those understood by gdk_keyval_from_name. For a list of possible values, see gdk/gdkkeysyms.h. The values accepted are those without the GDK_ -prefix.

The default settings appear in the dialog, so you may use the old definitions as examples.

Published on January 24, 2007


Had some time over the weekend, and got a couple of problems fixed concerning my version of osso-xterm on the new and shiny N800 (nice toy, btw). The input issues were after all quite easy to fix, I just made the im context handle some more events, added a missing NULL terminator to g_object_set and everything's working again. Huzzah!

The fixing was over, but the excess time was not, so I continued the journey in the code, and started with making a toolbar with control button (which is missing from the virtual keyboard). Now you can send control without using the menu. First I also added some screen usage shortcuts to the toolbar, but after some discussion with tigert, the shortcuts were made configurable... Well almost configurable, you _can_ use gconftool to change them, no UI yet. The defaults should be fine for screen and irssi users. This is what is now available in the repository as osso-xterm 0.13.mh16 (and bora1).

Also got frustrated over dropbear client name being so long (dbclient), so I grabbed the sources, split the package to dropbear-server and dropbear-client, and most importantly, added update-alternatives row to postinst to make dbclient accessible as ssh. Now I can use ssh just like anywhere.

Next in line: osso-statusbar-cpu for N800 and (finally) getting forward with maemo-blog.

Published on January 22, 2007

New osso-xterm

Decided that the time for osso-xterm based on the old, clumsy HildonApp and HildonAppView was at the end. Behold, the osso-xterm 0.13.mh11, which uses HildonProgram and HildonWindow. Window title changes are now also supported.

Published on July 27, 2006