05 May 2010

How to report bug, request feature, or submit patch for evilvte

Official issue tracker now hosted at github:

I hope users could choose to report bug anonymously, so I did not use issue trackers that needs login.

However, as evilvte have more and more users, an issue tracker is necessary.

There are 3 ways to report bug currently:
1. leave a comment here (at http://evilvte.blogspot.com)
2. mail to "caleb AT calno DOT com"
3. use the github issue tracker (need a github account)

Once you leave a "comment for bug" here, I will forward it to github, and paste the URL below your comment.

You can still discuss it here, or just go to github.

If you have a big patch file, please mail to me or use online pastebin service.

If you know an issue tracker that does not need users login, please tell me. :-)


  1. Very happy with evilvte.
    The copy/paste functions are SUPER features !

    How to start evilvte in SUDO mode ?
    I use tinycore console program and 'sudo evilvte'.
    That works fine. But, if I add the same commandline to the tinycore menu,,, it does not work ???

  2. To Anonymous:
    Thank you. Please see: http://evilvte.blogspot.com/2010/11/start-evilvte-in-power-user-mode.html

  3. Zenburn colors in evilvte.c ;-)

    #define ZENBURN 6
    { 0, 0x0000, 0x0000, 0x0000 },
    { 0, 0x9e9e, 0x1818, 0x2828 },
    { 0, 0xaeae, 0xcece, 0x9292 },
    { 0, 0x9696, 0x8a8a, 0x3838 },
    { 0, 0x4141, 0x4141, 0x7171 },
    { 0, 0x9696, 0x3c3c, 0x5959 },
    { 0, 0x4141, 0x8181, 0x7979 },
    { 0, 0xbebe, 0xbebe, 0xbebe },
    { 0, 0x6666, 0x6666, 0x6666 },
    { 0, 0xcfcf, 0x6161, 0x7171 },
    { 0, 0xc5c5, 0xf7f7, 0x7979 },
    { 0, 0xffff, 0xf7f7, 0x9696 },
    { 0, 0x4141, 0x8686, 0xbebe },
    { 0, 0xcfcf, 0x9e9e, 0xbebe },
    { 0, 0x7171, 0xbebe, 0xbebe },
    { 0, 0xffff, 0xffff, 0xffff }

    Screenshot with ncmpcpp: http://ompldr.org/vNzM1dw

    Also request feature to add own scheme in config.

  4. To thagraal:
    Thank you. Please see: http://evilvte.blogspot.com/2011/01/color-style-zenburn-and-color-scheme-in.html

  5. I would like to be able to redefine the right click button behavior to paste.

    I see this in the code but nothing to assign right click:

    // #define HOTKEY_PASTE CTRL GDK_V

    Ideally, in the code there would be a keybinding for the MENU_CUSTOM set to right click and then I would be able to reassign.

  6. To Anonymous:
    Thank you. Please see: http://evilvte.blogspot.com/2011/02/redefine-right-click-button-to-paste.html

  7. To Anonymous:
    Your feature request is now supported. Please see: http://evilvte.blogspot.com/2011/03/redefine-right-click-button-to-paste.html

  8. evilvte-0.4.8 makes zsh segfault with this:
    #0 0x00007f353a7c209a in __strchr_sse2 () from /lib/libc.so.6
    #1 0x000000000044913e in init_jobs (argv=0x7fff5ba9dd18, envp=0x7fff5ba9dd20) at jobs.c:1697
    #2 0x000000000044410f in zsh_main (argc=0, argv=0x7fff5ba9dd18) at init.c:1441
    #3 0x000000000040fea4 in main (argc=0, argv=0x7fff5ba9dd18) at ./main.c:93
    If i run `evilvte -e zsh` it works flawlessly. Also, 0.4.6 didn't have such a problem.

  9. To L29Ah:
    Thank you. Please see: http://evilvte.blogspot.com/2011/03/issue-evilvte-048-makes-zsh-segfault.html

  10. Hi, i have problem with recent version (0.5.1~pre1).
    evilvte window could not be resized to smaller size (even right after startup as same as after resizing to bigger window).
    I'm on up-to date sabayon, distribution package (0.5.0, maybe 0.5.0~pre1) does not suffer with this bug.

    Thanks Q.

  11. I'll keep this short:
    #defining MENU_CUSTOM prevents from mouse-selecting any text in terminal window.
    I'm running evilvte-0.5.0 on Gentoo

  12. To johnlm:
    I have forwarded your bug to official issue tracker:

    You may discuss the bug there (need a github account),
    or just discuss it here as usual.

  13. Maximize/Restore
    When I maximize the window it does.
    When I restore, it sets left upper corner at the right place, but window size remains in maximized size and cannot be changed after that.
    Version 0.51 or 0.52pre1 the same.
    IceWM as Windowmanager.

  14. To Anonymous:
    I have forwarded your bug to https://github.com/caleb-/evilvte/issues/12.
    You may discuss the bug there (need a github account),
    or just discuss it here as usual.

    * I recommends you to try lilyterm [1], its maintainer is also an icewm user.
    * Or you may try build evilvte with GTK+ 3.x, it behaves differently with GTK+ 2.x.

    [1] http://lilyterm.luna.com.tw/index_en.html