[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#618115: xfce4-terminal: Slow to prepare a new terminal when opening a new tab

Brandon Simmons brandon.m.simmons at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 17:24:49 UTC 2011

Package: xfce4-terminal
Version: 0.4.5-1
Severity: wishlist

It takes around 2 seconds for xfce4-terminal to prepare a usable terminal when
opening a new tab or a new window. I wonder if the delay is caused by the delay
in creating a new pseudo-terminal with /dev/ptmx.

If so perhaps it is possible to have Terminal create an extra ptty ahead of time
in a buffered fashion, so that the delay is experienced only on startup.

Thanks for the good work.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal depends on:
ii  exo-utils              0.3.107-1         Utility files for libexo
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.30.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.11.2-11         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.4.6-1           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.88-2.1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexo-0.3-0           0.3.107-1         Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.28.1-1+b1       The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.20.1-2          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.28.3-1+squeeze1 Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libvte9                1:0.24.3-2        Terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 
ii  libx11-6               2:1.4.1-5         X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4util4          4.6.2-1           Utility functions library for Xfce

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.4.6-1    simple interprocess messaging syst

xfce4-terminal suggests no packages.

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