How To install AltYo (Drop-Down Terminal Emulator) 0.4 RC12.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, AltYo is an open-source, drop-down terminal emulator, similar to the Guake terminal, written in GTK+3 and Vala. The AltYo terminal emulator can be opened via a keyboard shortcut and has impressive features, like support for multiple tabs, click on links to open them in the browser  and  multi-monitor support.

The latest version available is AltYo 0.4 RC12.1, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • print program name in error messages
  • improvement: use same naming convention for all options
  • improvement: use posix compliant options names, use same function for parsing remote and local options
  • improvement: return exit status for remote flags
  • improvement: allow –default-path without arguments
  • fix: segfault when sorting tab while opened settings dialog
  • fix: add missing LF
  • fix: –standalone option description
  • fix: segfault after close settings dialog if previous tab was closed
  • improve compilation on precise v3

How To install AltYo (Drop-Down Terminal Emulator) 0.4 RC12.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

In this article I will show you how to install AltYo 0.4 RC12.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing AltYo 0.4 RC12.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the altyo package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linvinus/altyo
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install altyo

Optional, to remove altyo, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove altyo

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