Sunday, February 1, 2009

konsolidated

After a long time of waiting for it, I finally tried to port konsole. This was a long awaited application which is supposed to be rather useful for developers (which are currently our main target users). I am still trying to cleanup the patch and getting it into a usable shape to be committed into KDE svn. Also there are still some more problems that will stay for now:

  • for cmd.exe many keys do not work, especially delete, backspace and the arrow keys (so no command history yet). I am not sure how to do this yet, probably this needs some more internal changes.

  • for sh.exe it seems that at least the backspace key is working, but there is no output of the prompt and ls has some strange output too.


For both there is no colored output available yet.
The biggest problem though is that the konsole window can't be made transparent ;-).

To prove it, here is a screen shot:



Just another great application has been added in a porting branch into svn recently: konversation. And as _Brandon_ hasn't been lazy altogether, konversation4 already works like a charm here. You should be aware that although konversation does more or less work and it gets better and better every hour thanks to a number of people, it should not be used yet and no bug reports should be filed yet.
Some more screenshots here for those who don't believe:


14 comments:

SDiZ said...

How does the "port" work? Is it some platform-specific #ifdef or a separate branch on repository?

shiny said...

LOL, cmd.exe inside of Konsole. Never thought of that, although it's perfectly reasonable. If it's on par with cmd.exe's native window (cope&paste, history, arrow) plus has bonus features like tabs, there's nothing we can complain about.
Love KDE on Windows so far, thanks for the hard work!

All that I have is a... Thought!!! said...

Your are a hero. I am so waiting for this. Thank you so much...

j.staniek said...

Congratz on this development Partick.
I've presented konsole for win32 to my coworkers and they were impressed!

Jean Azzopardi said...

Still, is there any possible way of getting either the CMD.exe to look like Konsole, or to get Konsole on Windows working with transparency and colours, etc?

I have to use Vista & Powershell for programming, and I find that the lack of a nice terminal is really saddening :(

Brandon said...

@Jean Azzopardi
try console2 http://sourceforge.net/projects/console/

Anonymous said...

hm thought that quassel will be the next default irc-client?!

Jucato said...

@Anonymous:

Quassel is not a KDE app and is developed outside of KDE.org. So it cannot be the default KDE IRC client. The de facto IRC client being developed inside of KDE is Konversation, which is on its way to KDE 4.

SaroEngels said...

@SDiZ: yes, there are some platform specific #ifdefs, but I will soon commit it into trunk. Also I plan to add a patch for >=4.2.1 on Windows.
@Jean Azzopardi: for a more stable application, rather use console2 as Brandon said - konsole itself will still need some time.

٨nd٢iևs said...

Your are a hero [2]

gu said...
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٨nd٢iևs said...

I've found a page that may help with the arrows in windows.keytab: http://objectmix.com/asm-x86-asm-370/784888-arrow-key-codes.html

I'm very agog :)

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