Re: Bug#519339: ITP: tmux -- an alternative to screen, licensed under 3-BSD
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 09:43:37PM +0000, Steve Kemp wrote:
> On Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 22:37:41 +0100, Karl Ferdinand Ebert wrote:
> > - a more usable status line syntax, with the ability to display the first line
> > of output of a specific command;
> That is also possible in GNU Screen.
> > - a cleaner, modern, easily extended, BSD-licensed codebase.
> That would be a nice bonus. Frankly the GNU Screen codebase
> is very messy. (I've worked with it a fair bit.)
> > > The design of tmux seems less secure, too.
> > In which way is it less secure?
> I've not looked at this at all - but the idea of shared sockets
> in /tmp which I recall from a previous message in the thread jumped out
> at me as being a recipe for symlink attacks, if nothing else.
Screen does that too, so that would hardly be less secure than screen.