Following my previous post on minimizing the resources that urxvt needs on Gentoo, I tried applying some more patches to it that I found in Gentoo’s bugzilla.
Since that happened a few days ago there was no ebuild for version 9.05 yet. So I created one and applied the patch for the 256 color support.
Here’s my rxvt-unicode ebuild for version 9.05 with 256 color support: rxvt-unicode-9.05.ebuild.
So since I now have a terminal supporting 256 colors it’s time to make vim use it.
Following this guide for 256 colors in vim I made some tests.
Here are the screenshots:
rxvt-unicode without 256 color support displaying the output of 256colors2.pl:
rxvt-unicode with 256 color support displaying the output of 256colors2.pl:
I am currently using desert256 with urxvt 9.05 with 256 color support of course
So with this unicode-rxvt ebuild I have a) unicode support b) tabs using fluxbox’s tab support c) 256 colors. I think that I currently don’t have any other wishes for a terminal.
My second terminal of choice, mrxvt still lacks unicode support