When comparing hyper vs QTerminal, the Slant community recommends hyper for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux terminal emulators?” hyper is ranked 22nd while QTerminal is ranked 24th.
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Pro Cross-platform due to electron browser-based foundation
Pro Built on electron, supports split panels and plugins
Pro Font ligatures
QTerminal support font ligatures found in fonts like FiraCode.
Compared to many terminal emulators, QTerminal is lightweight with fewer dependencies than most.
Con Made with Electron
It uses a considerable amount of resources, compared to other offerings.
Con Incorrect rendering
Terminal window has visual artifacts.
Con No configuration UI; all options must be set via JSON
Con Still maturing as of December 2016
Folks noticed some issues in the 1.0 release cited here.
Con Difficult to find information about it, because of the confusion with hyperterminal
Con Window resize
Resizing the window does not resize the contents, like rxvt-unicode does.
Con Strange default paste action
When pasting into QTerminal, one has to be careful as it assumes immediate execution.