What is Groupvte?

Groupvte is a very small multitab terminal written in python to administrate groups of similar machines very easily. I tipically needed it to monitor and update and do some very repetitive tasks on the various machines I administer.
It uses gnome's vte widget and pygtk


Groupvte is still very alpha software, please let me know of any issues you have with it

The VTE widget segfaults if you reparent it. Patch is here. And bug is here

Note that this shouldn't be needed since we require vte-0.11.14 which has my fix.

Usage and configuration

./configure --prefix=<prefix>
make install

After installation just copy the groupvte.conf.example file to ~/.groupvte.conf and tailor it to your needs.


groupvte-0.0.12.tar.bz2 - e868b6e3f73e54870dbed14d5aefb544

07 Oct 2005:

  • Implemented 'clusterconsole' configuration switch to push every single key pressed on all terminals (note: this is still somewhat buggy as special key combinations (like Ctrl-<key>) don't get passed down correctly)
  • Fixed cancel button in the quit dialog box
  • Install groupvte.conf in debian package
  • Created groupvte.conf.5 man page
  • Fixed window title

groupvte-0.0.11.tar.bz2 - 3d753198351e732a92f24b7c6631f195

27 Sep 2005:

  • Fixed view resizing
  • Fixed error in about dialog
  • Cleaned up two left-over print statements
  • Fixed window title

groupvte-0.0.10.tar.bz2 - f16c6591345e25d7a7bfa0162a5c9c6b

25 Sep 2005:

  • Implemented multiple commands in conf file
  • Fix execute keybinding
  • Added allowedcommand[] in conffile allowing to define a specific set of allowed commands
  • Fixed manpage

groupvte-0.0.9.tar.bz2 - 2fab45514172126b668e696faf6e6eff

24 Sep 2005:

  • Fixed list machines and list session options
  • Possibility to customize entry color
  • Implemented multiple commands in conffile

groupvte-0.0.8.tar.bz2 - 66ce210051bfec60c231c10d0f27a7fd

20 Sep 2005:

  • Cleaned up view
  • Removed gconf support in favour of a simple .ini conf file
  • Moved to a single table view

groupvte-0.0.7.tar.bz2 - 9358d0ffaeecf48a1b00d53e9eafb758

22 May 2005:

  • Fixed keyboard bug
  • Initial logging framework

groupvte-0.0.6.tar.bz2 - 9e4327fb1707f45bf7397a053c4b4f25

30 Mar 2005:

  • Fixed preferences UI
  • Cleaned up some warnings
  • Fixed quit bug

Older releases -