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Current Version: 0.10 (October 8, 2009)

iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa. It supports language encodings, VT100/ANSI/XTERM emulation and many convenient GUI features. iTerm is merged from CTerminal and TerminalX. The program is based on the code of JTerminal, and a large part of the original code is rewritten to implement more features and to run more efficiently. The current version is still in a beta stage. Features include:

  • Native Cocoa application that supports Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
  • Supports all language encodings that are available with OS X.
  • Complete VT100 emulation, with additional support for most common xterm and ANSI escape sequences.
  • Xterm compatibility
  • Address book
  • Anti-idle function that avoids disconnection because of no activity
  • Transparent windows
  • Multi-Tab within one window

Version 0.10 adds/changes the following:

  • Smart window placement - new terminals are position to avoid overlap with existing ones
  • Open new tab in previous directory (See FAQ to get this to work)
  • Improved drawing performance, particularly when the scrollback buffer is full
  • Better interactivity when terminals are busy, menus no longer block applications
  • Various terminal emulation fixes
  • Cryptographically signed auto updates

User Reviews

[0.8.2] "I really liked the tabbed terminal, which is similar to Konsole in KDE, but it lagged when I was typing since my powerbook is only 867MHz. GLTerm was much faster on my powerbook, but GLTerm doesn't do tabs. :-("

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