Backport rewrap UI setting

Bug #1319864 reported by Egmont Koblinger on 2014-05-15
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Bug Description

Currently Utopic has vte-0.36 (from Gnome 3.12) and gnome-terminal-3.6 (from Gnome 3.6).

Should you decide not to upgrade gnome-terminal (which would be a really bad idea because these two components are so strongly related – bug 1261619), please at least backport the rewrap config option: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-terminal/commit/?id=53f322af985fd244a1a9a7a67c79e5263d0fc090 (plus its translations).

vte-0.36 added a new feature that it can rewrap the lines when the window width changes. In the mean time, gnome-terminal supports arbitrarily large and even infinite scrollbacks, and rewrapping a large amount of data requires a lot of time, which might significantly slow down the resize for those who have a large scrollback. We couldn't come up with a better idea than to delegate this decision to the user: they should decide if they're willing to pay the price of waiting for having both large scrollback and rewrap at the same time, or not.

Pairing up vte-0.36 with gnome-terminal 3.6 (without the backporting of this feature) forces the slowdown for everyone who chooses to have a large scrollback and then resizes the window. This – without the possibility of disabling rewrapping – might be a terrible user experience.

(But, even much better: ideally you should address this bug by updating gnome-terminal to 3.12.)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.6.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.47-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu May 15 16:25:01 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-05-30 (714 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-03-25 (50 days ago)

Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :
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