[Oneiric-Topic] Byobu

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 1 21:09:38 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:12 PM, Clint Byrum <clint at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> I opened a bug to get some feedback:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/byobu/+bug/747649

Perfect, thanks!

> I think its well documented and works fine. My main concern is that it
> interrupts the normal flow to have to logout and back in to disable the
> nesting.

Good point.  I have a few ideas about that too, and some prototype
code that would allow you to detach from byobu/screen, but still be in
a shell (rather than the current default detach && exit).

BTW, you can modify the behavior of byobu, as to whether it detaches
and exits, or just detaches (and leaves you at a shell).  Simply use:
 $ byobu-launcher-install --no-logout

See for details:
 * http://manpages.ubuntu.com/byobu-launcher-install

> Thats sort of the opposite of all those who haven't started using byobu
> yet, whom we're suggesting may be opted in to it soon.

Great point.  I need you and others point out those sorts of things to
me and other 2nd-nature byobu users.

> This one isn't a total deal killer. I am concerned that going forward w/o
> some plan for how to handle nested sessions smoothly would be a missed
> opportunity to give a lot of users a really great first impression
> of byobu.

Ack.  100% agree.

> Count me in for a session about byobu development.



Dustin Kirkland
Ubuntu Core Developer

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