Byobu (software)

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Byobu
Terminal screen of nijaba.png
Byobu
Developer(s) Dustin Kirkland (see full Authors list)
Initial release 2009
Stable release 5.80 (April 28, 2014; 7 months ago (2014-04-28)) [±]
Written in sh, python
Operating system Linux, Unix-like
Type Command-line interface
License GNU General Public License v3
Website http://byobu.co

Byobu is an enhancement for the terminal multiplexers GNU Screen[1] or tmux[2] that can be used to provide on screen notification or status as well as tabbed multi window management. It is aimed at providing a better user experience for terminal sessions when connecting to remote servers.

History[edit]

Version 1.0, under the name Screen Profiles, came out of discussions at the 2008 Ubuntu Developer Summit about how to simplify the on screen notification of an administrator connected to a server.[3]

The project was renamed to Byobu for its 2.0 release,[4] from the Japanese byōbu folding screen.[5] Byobu 3.0 reworked the build system to use automake and allow for porting to other Unix-like operating systems. Byobu 4.0 introduced screen splitting, reworked the status notification system, and added support for tmux profiles. The most significant change that Byobu 5.0 introduces is a shift from GNU Screen to tmux as the default backend.[6]

Originally written for Ubuntu,[7] it has since been ported to multiple other GNU/Linux distributions[8][9] and other Unix-like operating systems.[10]

As of the Ubuntu 11.10 release, the shell in all Ubuntu cloud instances defaults to running in a Byobu environment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danen, Vincent (2010-11-15). "Enhance screen with Byobu's cool functionality". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  2. ^ Kirkland, Dustin (2011-06-19). "From the Canyon Edge: Anyone interested in Byobu profiles for Tmux?". Blog.dustinkirkland.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  3. ^ "The Ubuntu Server already includes a Window Manager?", December 2008, dustinkirkland.com
  4. ^ Kirkland, Dustin (2009-05-05). "From the Canyon Edge: byobu 2.0 released - the project formerly known as screen-profiles". Blog.dustinkirkland.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  5. ^ "Use byobu for extended features in your terminal window", ghacks.net
  6. ^ Kirkland, Dustin (2011-12-26). "From the Canyon Edge: Byobu 5 Released!". Blog.dustinkirkland.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  7. ^ Paul, Ryan (2009-04-28). "Ubuntu brings advanced Screen features to the masses". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Debian - Détails du paquet byobu dans squeeze". Packages.debian.org. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  10. ^ "#27810 (byobu port request) – MacPorts". Trac.macports.org. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 

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