We’re back again for another Ubuntu Core Apps Hack Day! As always you can find us in #ubuntu-app-devel on Freenode IRC from 9am to 9pm UTC, you can ping me (mhall119) or Alan Pope (popey) and we’ll help you get setup with a development environment and a copy of the Core Apps source code so you can start hacking.
Today’s app is one that was most requested when we announced Ubuntu on phones, and has since proven to be one of the most often used by developers and testers the like. That’s right, I’m talking about the Terminal! The Terminal went through very rapid development, thanks to the herculean efforts of one very talented developer, and the ability to re-use the KTerminal QML component from KDE’s Konsole project. Because of both, the Terminal app has been dogfoodable for a while now.
- Issue commands. DONE!
- Use case: ssh into another computer. DONE!
- Use case: edit a file with vi. DONE!
- Use case: tail a log file. DONE!
- Use case: apt-get update. DONE!