Retina Terminal

Steeby

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Jun 14, 2012
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Does anyone know if the terminal on the new RMBP is retina enabled?
 

LostSoul80

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Jan 25, 2009
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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.
 

adamgamble

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Jun 14, 2012
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Terminal and iTerm2 both look fantastic

I opened up both and both look fantastic and perform well.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Right. Makes you wonder why Apple advertises crisp, sharp text. Maybe because we have to look at it?
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.
 

/dev/toaster

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Feb 23, 2006
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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.
 

brentsg

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Oct 15, 2008
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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.
 

calderone

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Aug 28, 2009
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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 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.
 

QuarterSwede

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Oct 1, 2005
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If you spent as much time in the terminal as I did, you would understand how that could stop someone from upgrading.
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.
 
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