[Oneiric-Topic] Byobu

Clint Byrum clint at ubuntu.com
Sat Apr 2 17:10:25 UTC 2011

Excerpts from Dustin Kirkland's message of Sat Apr 02 08:14:48 -0700 2011:
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:12 PM, Clint Byrum <clint at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > I took your statement of "we'll have almost everything we need." to
> > mean, we'll have almost everything we need to make it the default
> > terminal shell.
> Hey Clint, one important clarification here.  Just need to update the
> vocabulary here...
> This isn't about byobu as a "default shell".  Byobu/screen is not a
> shell itself, but rather a "command line window manager".  It's a
> program that runs within a shell, and allows you to launch and manage
> dozens (40, by default) of shells within a single user process.


"A shell is a piece of software that provides an interface for users of
an operating system which provides access to the services of a kernel."

We can call it a shell, a command line window manager, or George. What
is being proposed is that it become the default user interface for the
CLI of Ubuntu.

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