Posted Jun 5, 2004 0:48 UTC (Sat) by donio
In reply to: VTE rendering slow..
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators
Indeed, rendering and scrolling speed is a very important consideration for me too. Here are the results of a little benchmark I just did with the terminal emulators I had handy. I ran the following command which prints 1000000 lines:
time seq -f 'teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeest %g' 1000000
The scrollback buffer was set to 1000 lines in each case (because that's about how much I use normally), scrollbars were enabled and jumpscroll was enabled where available (rxvt,xterm). The times are wall clock seconds:
As you can see gnome-terminal is a dog, the rest of them did OK. rxvt rocks.
I remember that when I did a similar test a few years ago konsole was really slow while gnome-terminal was reasonable. I am happy to see that konsole got a lot better. It's a shame about gnome-terminal.
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