As a caring maintainer, I would like to draw your attention to a couple of vte patches for cool features in gnome-terminal that can use some testing:Kosai
points out in his gnome-terminal wishlist something like incremental backward search in gnome-terminal. I've been thinking about this too, it's not that hard. If somebody familiar with the search widgets (say in gedit or evince) is willing to do the gnome-terminal part of the work, I can help with the vte side. Discuss here
Another interesting feature Kosai requests is (or comes down to) a split feature in gnome-terminal, like some editors used to had back in the days. That requires a model/view split in vte first, but such an split will greatly help to do all kind of cool stuff, like his other request: display-independent persistent terminals, that you can detach from and attach to later (like screen does, but at gnome-terminal/vte level.)Update:
Both features are committed now.