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Wterm is a color VT102 terminal emulator for the X Window System. While lightweight, it provides an elegant interface, including NeXTSTEP style scroll bars and an application menu that integrates well with the Window Maker window manager and GNUstep based applications. Wterm works well with any window manager or desktop environment. Other features include background images, transparency, and reverse transparency. Support is included for the Latin, Chinese, Greek, and Kanji character sets. An extensive set of runtime options is available.

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Recent releases

  •  19 Nov 2005 03:04

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  16 Feb 2001 22:32

      Release Notes: A new wmaker app menu, fixes for xpm-background compile errors and misc config errors, changing of --enable-xpm-background, --enable-transparency, and --enable-next scroll to defaults, transparent scroller trough, a fix for 1 pixel border in main window, a fix for updating with root bg change, many new advanced options, a menu for shading, font, color, shade color, font size, cloning, etc., more speed fixes, and a fix for a bug with restart killing terms.

      •  27 Jan 1999 11:11

        Release Notes: Advanced shading options, speed optimisations, and misc. bug fixes.

        •  21 Jan 1999 13:07

          Release Notes: Transparency shading, inverse shading (like a film negative), menus using Window Maker's menu lib to select colours, fonts,backgrounds, etc. as well as some bugfixes.

          Recent comments

          21 Nov 2005 15:00 wterm

          Wterm Development Resumed
          After a long hiatus, development of Wterm has resumed. With a new homepage and the Sourceforge development tools, we are poised for community development to move forward. There are two obvious immediate development goals.

          A number of bugs have been found over the past few years. This has resulted in a number of circulating patches developed for distribution or platform specific packages. It would be helpful for packagers and end users to contribute bug information and appropriate patches (if available) on our bug tracker.

          Secondly, the documentation is in disarray. There are multiple distribution specific manual pages (most are partially complete). Other documentation is missing some Wterm specific features. Help refining the Wterm documentation is greatly appreciated.

          We have a general discussion forum on Sourceforge where we can coordinate development efforts and provide user support. All are invited to participate!

          02 Jan 2002 21:24 bytor4232

          Well, since Largo, as great as he is, never updates his FM entries when a new version gets put up, I took the liberty of updating it to 6.2.9. I believe I've updated it the last three releases!

          18 Dec 2001 17:15 aallan

          RPM Package
          With the demise of there is currently no central repositary for the wterm code and, after recently upgrading the linux distribution on my laptop, I couldn't find any pre-built RPM binary packages that didn't use a fairly old revision of the source. So in the end, I built my own. You can find the source code for wterm v6.2.7 and and RPM for RH7.x from

          31 Mar 1999 08:03 xxi

          you can find wterm 6.2.6 source at or a mirror

          I suppose its else else where as well.

          17 Mar 1999 09:23 digitalfokus

          This shell would probably be a real cool prog if the server was there.


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