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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Steeby, Jun 14, 2012.
Does anyone know if the terminal on the new RMBP is retina enabled?
Why would it need to be? It's primarily text.
Isn't it obvious? There are no icons at all apart those of the preferences window. Only text, which obviously the OS will render properly.
Terminal and iTerm2 both look fantastic
I opened up both and both look fantastic and perform well.
Awsome. This was the last thing that's outright stopping me from getting one. Thank you!
Seriously? Stopping you?
The terminal application was holding you back? Is this real life?
Right. Makes you wonder why Apple advertises crisp, sharp text. Maybe because we have to look at it?
Bad ass in here
i can understand if all text look pixelated and blurry that would be annoying.
Sure, but text processing is handled via a Framework, which would be consistent through any app.
The clarity of text in Terminal isn't as critical, as it's not intended for high-resolution fonts, formatting, etc. It's just plain computer text. It would be different if it was a Word document or a web browser or something similar.
If you spent as much time in the terminal as I did, you would understand how that could stop someone from upgrading.
Oh but I do. Nice assumption though.
Of course, I doubt you would think text rendering would be handled differently per app.
I didn't ... I figured it would be handled by the OS and terminal it self wouldn't have to be ported.
I fully understand why the op would be concerned. It would drive me totally crazy if the terminal didn't support the retina resolution.
I bet there are a number of us that would want the upgrade because we want crisp text. The draw would often be to squeeze as much text as possible out of the display.
It doesn't much matter what the app is, it's whatever each user will stare at all day.
I wasn't saying you though that, more of a general comment that I figured you would know that wouldn't be the case.
I agree with you, but the concern is honestly misplaced if you have an understanding of how things work behind the scenes.
Go to the Apple Store, look at the RMBP then look at any other MacBook. You'll walk out with an RMBP because even the RMBP's blocky non-retina updated graphics (Apple's Concierge desktop menu hasn't been updated yet) look better than fuzzy non-retina screen once you see what you could be using.
Same as going from iPhone 4/4S to 3GS. Once you see it you just can't go back.