Couldn't we enable 256 colors by default on TERM?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jun 26 01:24:47 UTC 2012

We discussed this in fesco today and had a couple of concerns. The 
primary one was that handling this in profile seemed a bit fragile. It 
seems like it would be more "correct" to have the terminals explicitly 
set xterm-256 themselves if they're capable of it, rather than assuming 
things about the binaries that a user may have installed. It's a little 
more work, although not a great deal - by the looks of it vte sets this 
itself, so a single patch would handle most of the GTK cases.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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