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Description

Alacritty is a cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator.
It is focused on simplicity and performance. The performance goal means it should be faster than any other terminal emulator available. The simplicity goal means that it doesn't have features such as tabs or splits (which can be better provided by a window manager or terminal multiplexer) nor niceties like a GUI config editor.

The software is considered to be at an alpha level of readiness--there are missing features and bugs to be fixed, but it is already used by many as a daily driver.

Homepage: https://github.com/jwilm/alacritty

Why should this be included in the repository?
It's a great terminal emulator that has just landed a crucial feature (scroll-back) and offers nice performance. See the creators blog for details: https://jwilm.io/blog/alacritty-lands-scrollback/
Sure there many other terminal emultors around, but GPU acceleration and simplicity (configuration through config files, no window decorations / menu bar) are nice-to-haves and make it especially useful for tiling WMs.

Is it Open Source:
yes, Apache License 2.0

Who and how many users do you anticipate will use this software?
Hard to say, but judging by Github-stars it's pretty popular or let's say "highly anticipated". I'm sure a couple of people already installed it using rustup but a package would be much nicer obviously.

Link to source tarball/zip file
https://github.com/jwilm/alacritty/archive/v0.2.0.tar.gz

Event Timeline

sborer created this task.Sep 20 2018, 1:33 PM
This comment was removed by JoshStrobl.

@sborer Refrain from sharing package.yml files. Thanks.

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Oct 16 2018, 10:08 PM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Awaiting Package Upgrades on the Package Requests board.

The software is considered to be at an alpha level of readiness--there are missing features and bugs to be fixed, but it is already used by many as a daily driver.

In which case I'll move this over to Awaiting Package Upgrades pending an announced stable release.

As a heads up, it seems like they're doing proper versioned builds now, including deb packages

https://github.com/jwilm/alacritty/releases/tag/v0.2.3

DataDrake added a subscriber: DataDrake.

I fail to how deb packages are related to Solus, but I'm glad to see they are actually versioned releases now.

I mentioned it because it seems an indicator (to me at least) they actually want people to package it