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

Adam Jackson ajax at
Tue Jun 26 15:59:52 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-06-26 at 10:20 -0400, John Ellson wrote:
> On 06/26/2012 06:54 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> > The main caveat with per terminal settings is that
> > it might be desired to provide config options per terminal.
> > Though I suppose users can always override TERM in their
> > startup files in the unlikely case they need to change
> > back to 'xterm' for example.
> "Unlikely"  Pffft!!    What else do you resort to every time 
> gnome-terminal won't start because dbus has crashed?

One never hits that scenario, because:

a) gnome-terminal runs just fine without dbus (unset
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS and run with --disable-factory to verify)

b) when dbus crashes, so does gnome-session, so there's really no
question of launching another terminal

- ajax
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