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Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:43:11 +0000 (Local time zone must be set--see zic manual page)
Screen is one of my favorite programs -- I've used it since the 90's, and
continue to use it almost every waking moment. I have a few unfinished
hacks to speed up switching between screens (mainly adding a screen list
that's sorted by last-viewed and/or most viewed).
I've also contemplated separating out the display logic from the backend
pty logic into more of a client-server model to achieve two goals: first,
to build non-terminal front-ends, like a tabbed terminal emulator in X, or
an OSX Cocoa tabbed terminal; second, to securely (ssh?) interconnect
screen backends, so that you could bridge two (or more) hosts running
screen, and switching between screens on different hosts would be
I've also briefly contemplated integrating a command interpreter like
Expect into screen so that (when enabled), certain actions could be
automated. i.e.: if I were running a tail -f in one screen, the command
interpreter could watch for a certain message and bug me while I'm
watching another screen. Think of it as a smart version of the Notify
Sure, all of those lofty goals could probably be hacked through using
external tools, scripts, etc, but I'm talking about something more
I'd be more than happy to contribute, although my unix c/c++ isn't quite
what it used to be.
On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, Michael Garriss wrote:
screen has greatly improved my productivity at work and at home. My hat is
off to the developers and all the other contributers to this project.
I'm wondering about the future of screen. What is planned for 4.1 or 5.0?
I'm an experienced C++ (plus some C) programmer, I would love to be able to
help out. I'm trying to figure out where all the screen gurus hang out. So
far I have:
I'm starting a list of feature requests that I would like to have. Does such
a list exist for the public to contribute to?
Senior Software Engineer
Absolute Performance, Inc.
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