FbTerm Changelog

New in version 1.5

April 26th, 2009
  • added support for text rendering with backround image
  • added command-line arguments to customize command executed in sub-window
  • added Alt-Fn and all FbTerm's shortcuts support when input method is actived
  • added option "-v/--verbose" to show some useful information
  • fixed some text color issues with version 1.4
  • fixed encoding selection error when locale is C/POSIX
  • fixed a bug where screen is cleared on startup even in inactive tty
  • fixed a bug where variable HOME is not defined

New in version 1.4 (March 15th, 2009)

  • Text rendering performance was improved.
  • Support for 256 color mode was added.
  • A "font-width" option was added to adjust character width.
  • Support for older 2.2/2.4 kernels was added.
  • A crash bug with bitmap fonts was fixed.
  • A configure failure in the cross-compiling environment was fixed.

New in version 1.3 (December 20th, 2008)

  • This release added command line arguments for changing option values, a client-server based input method framework, screen rotation support, and support for visual type DIRECTCOLOR used by ATI cards.
  • It also fixed a bug where users couldn't input some Unicode characters, a bug where original console state was not restored after FbTerm exited, and several trivial bugs.

New in version 1.2 (October 12th, 2008)

  • Escape and control sequences compatibility with the Linux console was improved, and sequences for changing the color palette and cursor shape are supported.
  • An option to adjust the default cursor shape and flash interval and an option to modify characters considered as part of a word while auto-selecting text were added.
  • A freeze issue caused by changing console winsize under Linux kernel 2.6.26 was fixed.
  • An error was fixed where the screen was not repainted when switching back to a virtual console on which FbTerm is running, but in which FbTerm does not have an active window.
  • Several crash bugs and a buffer overflow were fixed.

New in version 1.1 (September 17th, 2008)

  • add configurable additional text encoding support and switch between them with hot keys
  • add option in configure file to let user adjust max scroll-back history lines of every window
  • fixed cursor drawing issue while shell command line containing double width characters
  • fixed a spelling error in source for older kernel support
  • fixed a compile failure while kernel headers version less than 2.6.24