[Konsole-devel] Konsole split view vs split terminal + Tmux integration

Dhruv Patel dhruvkumarr.patel51 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 01:13:46 UTC 2016

Hi all,

Konsole has this nice functionality called Split view. I use it and it 
is a nice feature. However this is different than what we would call a 
Split terminal feature, which will open a 'new' terminal session as a 
split in the same terminal tab. I am sure there is a good reason for 
choosing split view over split terminal, like looking at different parts 
of the same terminal session in different views. I also understand that 
one would be able to achieve split terminal functionality by creating 
split view and opening new tab in other view. (It is also strange to me 
that yakuake which is based on Konsole has Split terminal feature unlike 
Split view feature in Konsole.) My question is however, will it be a 
good idea if we also have split terminal feature in Konsole?

Why I need split terminal is basically I want to have tmux integration 
in Konsole. Tmux has this control mode (activated by -C), using which 
terminal emulater can create/close tmux windows and panes as native 
terminal windows and splits. When you open new terminal tab, it is a new 
tmux window and split terminal becomes new tmux pane. This is only done 
if tmux is run with control mode, otherwise all konsole windows/splits 
are normal konsole windows/splits. Currectly iTerm2 for OSX has this 
feature. Terminator has a feature request for this and someone seems to 
be working on it.(https://bugs.launchpad.net/terminator/+bug/1301605)

I am willing to work on this, if you folks think this is a good idea for 
Konsole. This means however that I will have to add split terminal in 
konsole. I can't think of a way to show tmux pane as native Konsole pane 
without having split terminal feature. Please let me know your views on 


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