Alacritty

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0.7.2 | Updated: 04 Mar 2021

Downloads:

32,457

Downloads of v 0.7.2:

1,882

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Joe Wilm

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Alacritty 0.7.2

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

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Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exemption:

Package needs to be rebooted after VcRedist140 installed.

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details

To install Alacritty, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade Alacritty, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To uninstall Alacritty, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade alacritty -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade alacritty -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure alacritty installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: alacritty
    state: present
    version: 0.7.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'alacritty' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.7.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: alacritty,
    Version: 0.7.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller alacritty
{
   Name     = 'alacritty'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.7.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'alacritty':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.7.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install alacritty version="0.7.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 04 Mar 2021.

Description

Alacritty - A fast, cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator

About

Alacritty is a modern terminal emulator that comes with sensible defaults, but
allows for extensive configuration. By integrating with other
applications, rather than reimplementing their functionality, it manages to
provide a flexible set of features with high performance.
The supported platforms currently consist of BSD, Linux, macOS and Windows.

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

Features

You can find an overview over the features available in Alacritty here.

Further information

Configuration

You can find the default configuration file with documentation for all available
fields on the GitHub releases page for each release.

Alacritty doesn't create the config file for you, but it looks for one in the
following locations:

  1. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty/alacritty.yml
  2. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty.yml
  3. $HOME/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml
  4. $HOME/.alacritty.yml

Windows

On Windows, the config file should be located at:

%APPDATA%\alacritty\alacritty.yml

Contributing

A guideline about contributing to Alacritty can be found in the
CONTRIBUTING.md file.

FAQ

Is it really the fastest terminal emulator?

Benchmarking terminal emulators is complicated. Alacritty uses
vtebench to quantify terminal emulator
throughput and manages to consistently score better than the competition using
it. If you have found an example where this is not the case, please report a
bug.

Other aspects like latency or framerate and frame consistency are more difficult
to quantify. Some terminal emulators also intentionally slow down to save
resources, which might be preferred by some users.

If you have doubts about Alacritty's performance or usability, the best way to
quantify terminal emulators is always to test them with your specific
usecases.

Why isn't feature X implemented?

Alacritty has many great features, but not every feature from every other
terminal. This could be for a number of reasons, but sometimes it's just not a
good fit for Alacritty. This means you won't find things like tabs or splits
(which are best left to a window manager or [terminal multiplexer][tmux]) nor
niceties like a GUI config editor.

IRC

Alacritty discussions can be found in #alacritty on freenode.


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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Alacritty 0.7.1 1695 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.7.0 176 Monday, January 11, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.6.0 1494 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.5.0 2810 Monday, August 3, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.3.20200606 3101 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.2.20200403 3811 Saturday, April 4, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.1 3932 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Approved

Packaging

  • Updated shell completions

Fixed

  • Crash due to assertion failure on 32-bit architectures

  • Segmentation fault on shutdown with Wayland

  • Incorrect estimated DPR with Wayland

  • Consecutive clipboard stores dropped on Wayland until the application is refocused

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