[haiku] Re: [RFC] Getting rid of the tabs in Terminal, using Stack & Tile instead

  • From: "Mark Hellegers" <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:25:49 +0200 CEST

Hi all,

Currently, the Terminal app's code is a really big mess. Part of the
reason for this is because of the way the tabs/sessions are managed.
Cleaning it up is possible, but I think the better solution would be
to scrap the BTabView altogether and switch to using Stack & Tile for
the tabs instead. That way, when you hit "New tab" in the menu, it
opens a new window and attaches it to the current stack.

Thoughts? Comments? Objections?

Besides the code being a mess, what exactly is the problem with it that
you are trying to solve?
As you are all volunteers I cannot tell you to not work on it, but it
would seem to me that there are more pressing problems that need fixing
than this. I try to develop applications for BeOS/Haiku but Haiku seems
to be slowly deteriorating into an unstable mess lately, so I'm less
and less enthusiastic about writing code every month.
The suggestion to rewrite parts of Terminal can in my eyes only mean
more frustration with buggy behaviour when the changes are merged in.

It's your own free time of course, but I would suggest to leave it
alone if there are no serious problems with it.

Kind regards,

Mark Hellegers

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