KDE konsole 3.5 to 4.1 migration tips
As promised, I now try to provide what's necessary to happily migrate from KDE 3.5 konsole to KDE 4.1 konsole.
Unfortunately, when using konsole as tabbed multi-server ssh terminal, one will have to wait for at lease KDE 4.2, which might provide session management that might be a replacement for KDE3' konsoles. See KDE Bug #152761 for the discussion.
Trying to clarify terms
Unfortunately, in trying to clarify things, KDE 4's konsole only mixed them through once again, but I am beginning to understand it:
konsole in KDE 3.5
|konsole in KDE 4.1|
(to a directory)
(with an URL like
(new tab with ssh command executed)
(new tab with some command executed)
(with the command)
(konsole window with certain set of tabs)
("open in tabs")
(does not work for ssh: bookmarks or commands!)
(menu "settings" / "configure konsole")
(contains colors, sessions, ...)
(configuration sets, each with a command, colors, behaviour)
Missing -ls option
In your profile(s), i.e. "Settings" / "Edit current profile" / tab "General" / field "Command", just append a space and
-l to the shell command.
Converting old session entries to new something
No solution yet. I will wait what konsole from KDE 4.2 will provide. If a conversion script seems useful, I am gonna write and publish it.
Replacement for "Send input to all sessions"
"Edit" / "Copy input to ..." is one click more of an effort, but in fact more flexible and a better protection agains weird things happening due to different command line editing modes.
Yes, you can't distribute e.g. keys like escape, control, alt, ..., but after all I assume that's a good thing.
Let's hope we have or get a long command history available.
My solution: Old konsole under KDE 4
For now I am staying with the konsole from KDE 3.5. Fortunately, konsole seems to be quite independend and Ubuntu 8.04's konsole-4:3.5*.deb works under 8.10 beta1.
As things develop, I am gonna update this very posting, so feel free to bookmark or refer to the [perm link].
From: IBCL BLog.
Originally posted: 2008-10-07