jdev - 2021-10-09

  1. Link Mauve

    theTedd, for me it’s mostly about consistency and confort, re terminal programs. I can run the same program on my local computer or on any other of my computers, and decide which one to use for a given task just by choosing the right tmux tab (tab 0 is one server, tab 1 is another, tab 2 is the remote computer I’m currently working on, and tabs 3+ are local, usually), and for things like XMPP and email communication I like to be able to attach back to one server and instantly see everything in the exact state I left it (+ new messages received), so that I can continue to handle my current discussions.

  2. Link Mauve

    Being able to attach back means I can have the same state, down to the current open tab, to which message each particular tab got scrolled to for catch-up, which discussions are “important” and require my attention again soon, etc.

  3. Link Mauve

    And it’s all done without a single care from the XMPP and email clients, they just operate normally, and tmux and ssh provide the rest.

  4. Link Mauve

    Another feature I enjoy in terminal programs is that they are usually lighter than their graphical equivalent, so I don’t need to change my computers every other year.

  5. Link Mauve

    I am currently working on a 20 years old computer, with 88 MiB of RAM, and while this is somewhat restrictive I can still use pretty much every terminal program I want, while graphical ones would be much more of a challenge.