[Oneiric-Topic] Byobu

Raphaël Pinson raphink at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 07:55:48 UTC 2011

I'm all for it!

Also, a few years back, I had begun to work on making screen ACLs
easier in byobu, but had not found the time to finish that part. Since
Ubuntu encourages the use of user accounts vs root, this is a feature
that could be very useful on Ubuntu servers I think.


On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:54 PM, D'nalkrik Nit-sud <kirkland at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> I'd like to raise the (biannual) proposition that we consider
> launching Byobu by default on Ubuntu Server installs for at least part
> of the Oneiric cycle.  As an LTS-1 release, this provides an ideal
> opportunity (Alpha1-3?) to innovate and differentiate, while still
> allowing for recalibration and reconsideration ahead of the subsequent
> stability-focused LTS cycle.
> Byobu has come a long way in the last 2.5 years, having addressed many
> of the early concerns about functionality, stability, and usability.
> New features, such as horizontal and vertical splitting, and
> traditional ones such as convenient keybindings and dozens of
> real-time monitors provide a rich, unique command line experience for
> many Ubuntu users.  Byobu has won the praise of numerous users,
> bloggers, and magazines, with many people swearing by its utility.
> That praise is not unanimous, of course (though what is unanimous in
> Ubuntu these days?).  So such a change would be easily overridden by
> the following preseed parameter (and could even be a single question
> in the installer):
>  byobu byobu/launch-by-default boolean false
> At login, the user would be clearly informed that this is brand new
> behavior which can be trivially and permanently reverted with the
> command:
>  $ byobu-disable
> Furthermore, derivative distributions should be able to cleanly and
> easily opt in or out of this change.
> At the very least, I suggest that we consider enabling Byobu by
> default for our cloud images that necessarily run detached and
> "elsewhere" -- which is really where Byobu shines!  Byobu provides
> some distinct advantages over numerous indistinguishable cloud images
> on the market.  Shall we take a risk and innovate a bit here?  At
> least for a couple of non-LTS Alpha releases?  Or perhaps localized to
> our cloud images?
> --
> D'nalkrik Nit-sud
> Registered Byobu user #00000001
> Okay, okay ... it's really Dustin Kirkland, of course.
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