Welcome back! Since I became maintainer of xfce4-terminal I’ve worked on replacing deprecated parts of the codebase, closing old bugs and merging Merge Requests which have been sitting around for a while.
The majority of my time was spent on dealing with the, now deprecated, GtkActions/GtkActionEntries and GtkUiManager which were used for creating the menubar, toolbar, right click context menu and for handling the shortcuts.
All of that logic was moved to Xfce’s own XfceGtkAction entries which are supported by the Xfce team. As a nice bonus, this transition slightly reduced the size of the codebase. Some deprecated parts remain, like the UI for changing encoding
from the menubar but I’ve decided to transition slowly to make sure that things remain stable.
The most exciting new feature is the ability to send signals to foreground processes. This is done either through the right click menu, or through the `Terminal` entry of the menubar. We have Cyrille Pontivieux to thank for the initial implementation
of this, which I simplified and later transitioned to the new menu/shortcut system.
You can find the full release notes at the following link: Release Notes