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Other "terminators"Edit

There is another terminal emulator called Terminator, written in Python at -- (talk) 00:35, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Why don't we move this article to Terminator (cross-platform terminal emulator) and create a Terminator (Unix-like terminal emulator) page as well? (Seeing as it is only officially supported on Linux, BSD Unix, Unix, etc. [i.e. not Microsoft Windows]) Bgibbs2 (talk) 06:45, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

There's not much point in adding confusion, given that notability of the python script (as well as respective portability) isn't sourced TEDickey (talk) 08:21, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Is there an another "terminator"? and are the same or different? Nickjames90 (talk) 03:05, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

See above (and read the pages linked). They are different programs. TEDickey (talk) 10:33, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Just a short pointer that the shortcuts given are almost certainly for GNOME Terminator, and not applicable here. This Terminator does not do splits, nor does it therefore need to maximise the current view. The listed shortcuts match the GNOME Terminator ones for those functions exactly. They should be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:20, 3 September 2015 (UTC)


The original terminator should be the one at (update from that is because I never heard about the one in this article and was searching for the other.

$ apt-cache terminator
Package: terminator
Priority: optional
Section: universe/misc
Installed-Size: 1775
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <>
Original-Maintainer: Nicolas Valcárcel Scerpella <>
Architecture: all
Version: 0.96-0ubuntu1.0.1
Provides: x-terminal-emulator
Depends: python (>= 2.5), python-support (>= 0.90.0), python-vte, python-gobject, python-gtk2 (>= 2.14.0), gconf2, libgtk2.0-bin
Recommends: xdg-utils, python-gnome2, python-keybinder
Filename: pool/universe/t/terminator/terminator_0.96-0ubuntu1.0.1_all.deb
Size: 265424
MD5sum: 9eb9cbfdd3085e8c44b34c3779cbc99a
SHA1: a0e784115b621fa0f9ddae8dcb1f181ec1ab7f23
SHA256: 357ae95b64320b8458b7741d1ab2c71d2e03758d4ef425512b5652a00689fd33
Description-en: multiple GNOME terminals in one window
 Terminator is a little project to produce an efficient way of
 filling a large area of screen space with terminals.
 The user can have multiple terminals in one window and use
 key bindings to switch between them. See the manpage for
Description-md5: d70de009f48ea4b4f00e62329adb4f61
Origin: Ubuntu

Please, fix this mess out! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:50, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

There's no WP:RS given in the comment asserting "original" TEDickey (talk) 21:00, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Sourcing issuesEdit

I have added additional source and removed templates. As for notability, it is widely used by programmers - check usage statistics at Ubuntu popularity contest. --Radoslaw Burny (talk) 10:53, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

The one given source is basically an advertisement. Reading WP:Notability, a single source isn't enough to consider. Per your assertions, there should be several WP:RS (no blogs, no anonymous comments, knowledgeable reviewers). The last attribute excludes your given source, by the way. TEDickey (talk) 11:01, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
On the other hand, it's possible there may be suitable sources. No one has provided any as yet. TEDickey (talk) 11:40, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
In fact, I was referring to the other program of the same name (that IP user has mentioned above), so I've reverted my change. OTOH, it's hard to find people writing about simple computer program - see cp for comparison. Despite it being a fundamental UNIX tool, there's only one documentation link. --Radoslaw Burny (talk) 19:26, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Well, for cp, the way to improve that would be to reference first the standards, then point to contrasting implementations. The lifehacker source is flawed: the writer demonstrates (a) confusion regarding its relationship with gnome-terminal and (b) relies (as does the existing text of this topic) on the program's website when looking for things to say about it. Either attribute is a flag for me to disregard the source TEDickey (talk) 21:36, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
For the script - I have some comments about that, but they'll be presented in another place (thanks for the reminder). TEDickey (talk) 00:53, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Terminator terminal is quite notable. Check this links:

Lifehacker is not a good source, since it is essentially a community blogging facility (not "media" in the sense that Wikipedia would use). The other link is no better. You might consider reading the guidelines for reliable source and notability, and examining the sources with regard to the guidelines before mentioning them here. TEDickey (talk) 23:10, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
The tenshu/gnometerminator terminator is included in repos for RedHat distros, Ubuntu, and Debian as 'terminator'. I believe this may be a better lead on which one is more commonly used. Either way, it's not a matter of which one is notable, so much as we need a disambiguation.. 2001:67C:1560:A003:AF7B:3B29:347A:B572 (talk) 15:26, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
Existing in a repository doesn't have any relationship with notability TEDickey (talk) 19:43, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Homepage extlink revertEdit

@Tedickey: Why the revert? The current link,, leads to an outdated/archived page, as Google Code was closed down. I guess we could link to the migrated wikipage on Chris Jones’ Github, I chose the Blogspot page as it was linked as “Main Page” from the Terminator Launchpad page (linked in the external links as “Official project repository”). I guess any choice would be better than the current state. --Mormegil (talk) 23:07, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

The suggested edit was hijacking the topic in favor of a program which hasn't been found to be notable. TEDickey (talk) 23:19, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
@Tedickey: Sorry, I still don’t understand. What is the “program which hasn't been found to be notable”? Are you trying to say the Blogspot page references a different (non-notable) Terminator than this article? It definitely references the same Terminator as the Launchpad project linked in the same section with the “Official project repository” caption. If you mean the code being developed on Launchpad and described on the Blogspot page is a different non-notable program, then remove the link to Launchpad as well. Or do you mean something different altogether? --Mormegil (talk) 15:37, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

"few" on "both"Edit

Offhand, xterm, rxvt work with Cygwin (and putty works with Linux), and there are of course other ports. Removing that part about "one of the few", etc., would make this more factual TEDickey (talk) 00:47, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

+1 —{{u|Goldenshimmer}}|✝️|ze/zer|😹|T/C|☮️|John15:12|🍂 01:56, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Decided to be bold and went ahead and did it —{{u|Goldenshimmer}}|✝️|ze/zer|😹|T/C|☮️|John15:12|🍂 02:05, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

This is not the terminator I expected to seeEdit

There is another terminal emulator called “Terminator,” which is, in my opinion, far more “well-known” than this. It's written in python. (talk) 00:39, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

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