Thanks for the comments on my search for a better terminal.
First. Eterm. So if I build it with gcc, it SEGVs on me, and it won't compile with Studio 12. I used to use it, but don't seem to have a working version available right now.
As for providing a binary for evilvte, I'm not sure how useful that is. The only way to configure it is to build from source. And I'm pretty sure my configuration choices are likely to be different from anyone else's.
On to terminator. (Which one? This one, or that one?) The first one fails to build for me - not only does it require a non-standard make, it requires a particular version of that non-standard make, and one my regular Solaris 10 box doesn't have. The second one just gives a python traceback.
Then there's the whole rxvt family. I actually use rxvt quite a bit, when I want to run something (like top) in a throwaway terminal window, due to how lightweight it is. But it has to be said that it's nowhere near as lightweight as it was, and urxvt is much heavier than xterm. There are little irritants too, such urxvt needs its own terminfo entry adding, which is just another barrier. Or not being able to override rxvt's uses of a stipple pattern in the xterm-style scrollbar (I always make it solid).
I've tried quite a few others, most of which plain don't build.