[Bug 464783] Re: `qemu -ncurses` 80x25 vs gnome-terminal 80x24

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 02:37:35 GMT 2010

>From my little perspective, it seems like it would be nice if gnome-
terminal defaulted to 80x25.  A quick search and a read of wikipedia
seems to indicate that 80x25 is the most common format:

 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80x25

"By far the most common text mode used in DOS environments, and initial
Windows consoles, is the default 80 columns by 25 rows, or 80×25, with
16 colors. This mode was available on practically all IBM and compatible
personal computers. All 80×25 modes also had a virtual 80×24 mode, used
by some applications that needed a status bar on the last row, like
terminal emulators. In reality, it was the same 80×25 mode, but
restrained by software to make the last row unaccesible."

I'll copy the bug over to gnome-terminal, but I don't really want to get
in the middle of flamewar about something like this.

gnome-terminal should default to 80x25 for application compatibility
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