Microsoft Terminal

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  1. windows builder

    windows builder MDL Expert

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  2. windows builder

    windows builder MDL Expert

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    Terminal v0.9 is scheduled for February 11, 2020.
    New:

    • This is the last release that will have new features before the v1 release
    • Subsequent releases are strictly for bug fixes and polishing
    • Features include:
      • Command line arguments
        • new-tab, split-pane, focus-tab
        • Examples:
          • wt -d . (opens a new Terminal in the current working directory)
          • wt -p "profile name" (opens a new Terminal with the given profile)
          • wt; new-tab -p "profile name"; split-pane -V -p "profile name"
      • Accessibility improvements

    Microsoft Terminal 1.0 Stable Will Be Released in May 2020.
     
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  3. its in pre release stage & can only be installed via windows store app downloads on 1903 or later but what about those on prior builds like 1709 , 1803 or 1809 LTSC.
    i thought its a installer with msi extension or might be portable executable like powerrshell core .
     
  4. rcstar6696

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    -snip-
     
  5. spedia

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    Pretty sure it will be backported.
     
  6. quid

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    It’s currently able to be unzipped to whichever folder you want and used in a somewhat portable fashion. For now anyway. 1903 is the minimum version required because of os dependencies in the console infrastructure.
     
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  8. kiddo4

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    So it won't work on LTSC... bummer.
     
  9. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    How robust is this Microsoft Terminal compared with PowerShell or Linux terminals? I will try it out later but just wanted to know about people's view on it.
     
  10. verndog

    verndog MDL Junior Member

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    Its missing Linux bash history, which I use extensively.
     
  11. Dgk

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    Any idea what forces it to run only online? There are plenty of Apps that work offline but Terminal requires Microsoft Sign-In?Account Manager to connect to its servers to allow the app to start.
    I dont think this logic is part of the app itself, I think it is the way it is packaged as an app bundle. May be there is some manifest directive we can change to disable it? May be it is the preview nature that forces this for telemetry?

    Anyone has experience working with apps/bundles guts?
     
  12. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Junior Member

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    Somehow I doubt it can replace TCC from Jpsoft. I have been using their shell / terminal / whatever you want to call it since the days of 4Dos.
     
  13. Dgk

    Dgk MDL Novice

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    If they gonna keep it to 1904 and further then it will die