Termite Is Dead. Dev Lashes Out At GNOME

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Video from DistroTube: The popular VTE-based terminal emulator known as Termite is now officially dead. The main dev has decided to stop working on Termite. He is telling everyone to switch to Alacritty and help contribute to that project. He also has some not-so-nice things to say about the GNOME project, which maintain VTE.

Original story by Distrotube. Published 2021-05-09, Originally published 2021-05-08.
This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

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https://github.com/thestinger/termite​
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Anonymous (e4468cc0)

18 days ago
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Apparently termite has long since used vte-ng, a fork of VTE, in order to gain the desired features after GNOME wouldn't help. So this is only happening now because alacritty improved to the point that thestinger would rather just use that and not need to think about VTE any longer. But some others were much more recently shown (or reminded) by VTE that depending on GNOME for anything can be a problem:

https://gitl...-/issues/323

For me, it broke xfce4-terminal. Maybe I should have been using vte-ng which I had no idea existed until today, and now it's discontinued. :P
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Gnu4ever

18 days ago
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Any transcriptions available? I don't want to watch the video
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Anonymous (e4468cc0)

18 days ago
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$ youtube-dl --write-auto-sub --skip-download https://www....=alMHLEzvEAI -o '%(id)s.%(ext)s'

saves the subtitles from YouTube to alMHLEzvEAI.en.vtt, yes that's the video ID

$ grep -v '[<>]' < alMHLEzvEAI.en.vtt | grep [a-z] | uniq > plain.txt

strips out the timestamps and scrolling repetitions. Of course it's an un-punctuated semi-solid wall of text, but it's free.
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Anonymous (e4468cc0)

18 days ago
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Ooops, my bad, you can skip the https/youtube part and just tell youtube-dl 'alMHLEzvEAI' and it will figure it out.
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Anonymous (e4468cc0)

18 days ago
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for people without a terminal in front of them:

https://dpaste.com/5DTUWY2XX
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Anonymous (b5d63d13)

18 days ago
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Soon Gnome will succeed in squashing all software in the Linux ecosystem that uses components made by them, which is not a bad thing as Gnome is just hostile to the idea of an ecosystem.

Not a big loss as Gnome is just a bad soulless no-personality copy of MacOS desktop.

Gnome is trying their best to sink the Linux desktop.

Mint had the right idea when they began developing xapps

https://linu...t/xapps.html
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