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|License copyright=Joe Wilm, Kirill Chibisov, Christian Dürr, & contributors
|License copyright=Copyright 2016-2021 Joe Wilm, The Alacritty Project Contributors
|License verified by=Panos Alevropoulos
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|License verified date=2021-10-22
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Revision as of 14:16, 22 October 2021



A Wayland-native GPU-accelerated terminal emulator written in Rust

Launched in 2017, Alacritty is a terminal emulator that uses Rust (a memory-safe language) and OpenGL for rendering everything, aiming for perfomance, security, configurability, and simplicity.

A list of Alacritty's features can be found here. Alacritty is currently in beta, but is already used as a daily driver by many people. It is also the default terminal emulator for Sway, a Wayland-native WM.

Another Wayland-native, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator is kitty.

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