[nycbug-talk] BSD on a desktop (revisited)

pete wright nomadlogic
Fri Aug 5 17:05:01 EDT 2005

On 8/5/05, Jan Schaumann <jschauma at netmeister.org> wrote:
> Kevin Reiter <tux at penguinnetwerx.net> wrote:
> > pete wright wrote:
> > > but as far
> > > as one of the first things i install on a new personal workstation is
> > > konsole.
> But doesn't konsole pull in a bazillion huge kdependencies, such as Qt,
> kdelibs, keverything... ? Just to get a shell?
> What's the thing that makes konsole the killer terminal for you? Ie,
> what does it that xterm doesn't do?

yes you are exactly correct, it does pull in all that stuff. for me this is 
not an issue as at work we have standardized on KDE and at home I run both 
KDE and Gnome on my workstation. obviously this may not be desired behaviour 
for all installations, and thank goodness xterm is still the gold standard 
in reliability/interoperability and stability IMO and is always there. for 
me, the big winner with Konsole is tabbed browsing, easy configuration (easy 
meaning i can be lazy and use a gui to make changes to key bindings/color 
scheeme etc.) and overall performance.

-pete "not planning on converting anyone over to konsole, but it works great 
for me" wright ;^) 

Pete Wright
www.nycbug.org <http://www.nycbug.org>
NYC's *BSD User Group
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