FWIW. I decided to test a number of terminals out to see which one best, and most frugally, the terminal functions I deem most critical. The features I veiw as most essential include:
– cut & paste (essential)
– easily added to my graphical file managers nemo/ thunar
– function well on dwm & i3wm
– pseudo-transparency (nice to have)
– easily & quickly customized to use Nordic (my favorite) color scheme
– provides decent font support (most especially DejaVu Sans Mono)
– works well when supporting TUI applications
– speed (apparent, not measured)
Here are the terminals I tested, along with a few comments including the amount of RAM they use when idling on my laptop running Arch 5.13). Obviously, you might choose differently (and probably have).
Kitty-- 86MB (a long time favorite)
==> urxvt-- 20MB (selected, by me, for use and now under long-term test)
st-- 15MB (without modifications/ patches, and my early favorite)
xterm – 14.3MB (super tiny…)
I’ll try to remember to leave a note on ‘long-term’ results/ experiences (whatever those might be).
Here’s a screenshot so you can marvel at my terminals ‘beauty’.