I do want to be clear, I don't think this is a bad idea. I just want us to be careful about adding dozens of things without due consideration. While I have your attention, any command line option needs to be documented in the man page, not just in the usage printout. Maybe only the graybeards among us know this. Your patch didn't take care of that part.
For example, the initial dimensions should most likely be configurable from the GUI and the preferences file, rather than only from the command line via --geometry.
On 07/21/2010 02:47 PM, Juha Heinanen wrote:
> Marty Jack writes:
>> I think there should be a little discussion of what the criteria are
>> for accepting new features. Putting in features that have not been
>> requested on the support channels, and that only one person has an
>> interest in, could lead to a lack of lightness if overdone. The ones
>> that Ideal did, and one to add a command option fall in that
> i added the command options for background and foreground color, because
> i like to have different colors for different hosts and was not able to
> switch to lxterminal otherwise.
> colors can be customized in gnome-terminal and konsole by having
> different profiles, which is a heavy weight thing. xterm and emacs have
> similar options that i implemented. there is no performance penalty
> after lxterminal has been started.
> -- juha