[Grml] Wishlist item: yeahconsole

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Tue Aug 28 07:28:16 CEST 2007

* Marcus Blumhagen <marcus.blumhagen at web.de> [20070828 03:20]:

> first of all I'd like to thank the devs for providing one of the best,
> if not *the* best, linux live system I have come across to date.

> I like the very good default configurations for the applicatins I have
> used so far. Especially I like how you made GNU/screen and zsh shine.
> I had to adapt those configs for my Debian box, since the usability is
> greatly improved. Also it was the first time I have ever used zsh and
> thanks to your work I now have a shell on steroids :). I use it as my
> default login shell on any system I can get it. I can never live
> without it anymore. You've got it alright when saying: "zsh rocks." :)

Thanks for your kind words.

> But I am missing a tiny application, which for me greatly improves my
> experience of using the X environment. It is called 'yeahconsole' [1],
> a drop down terminal emulator which is capable of embedding an xterm
> or an urxvt. By using it together with GNU/screen I could reduce the
> number of open urxvt windows to just one. And there is no need to
> retag the x-terminal window (or make it sticky) just because one wants
> one GNU/screen session on all workspaces.

> By default one can toggle its visibility by the shortcut CTRL-MOD-Y
> and it is reachable from every virtual dektop or workspace. It is of
> course very customisable through Xresources and has a full screen mode
> too (MOD-F11 by default), so one is able to get a nice fullscreen high
> resoultion terminal under X even beyound the limitations of the
> textmode console.

> And last but not least its installed size is <100KB.

> Or maybe there is something similar already in grml? I have checked
> [2] but there seems to be nothing. I have search that list for kuake,
> yeahconsole, tilda and yakuake since those are the alternatives I know
> about on a Debian system. But in the lack of more fantasy what to
> search apt-cache for, I might have missed one.

> [1] http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/yeahconsole
> [2] http://grml.org/files/release-1.0/dpkg_list

Damn, I'm using yeahconsole even on my own desktop. I just told
grml to ship it with the next release so we both get what you
requested for and what I forgot to request from /dev/brain. :)

[x] integrated yeahconsole in grml

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