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As of December 2018, Alacritty is still in its alpha stage of development.
Alacritty is a terminal emulator focused on simplicity and performance. The performance goal means it should be faster than any other terminal emulators available. The simplicity goal means it doesn't have features such as tabs or splits (which can be better provided by a window manager).
USE flags for x11-terms/alacritty GPU-accelerated terminal emulator
||Enable dev-libs/wayland backend||global|
Install x11-terms/alacritty package:
emerge --ask x11-terms/alacritty
Following paths are searched for configuration:
If no configuration is found then $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty/alacritty.yml is created on the first run. On most systems this path defaults to: $HOME/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml.
The default configuration file get installed into /usr/share/doc/alacritty-<version>/ directory.
Many configuration options will take effect immediately upon saving the config file. Exception are the
dimensions sections which requires Alacritty to be restarted.
For detailed explanation of the config file, please consult the comments in the default config file.
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Status of this caveat can be tracked under: Issue #1501.
- Rust Meetup January 2017 - A short talk about Alacritty at the Rust Meetup January 2017 (starts at 57:00).
- alacritty/README.md at master · jwilm/alacritty, github.com. Retrieved on December 6, 2018
- Joe Wilm, Announcing Alacritty, a GPU-accelerated terminal emulator, jwilm.io. Retrieved on December 6, 2018