Downloads of v 0.3.0-rc3:


Last Update:

09 Apr 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Joe Wilm


foss development cli shell bash powershell cmd posix unix linux gnu cygwin msys msys2 mingw graphical console emulator hardware gpu terminal admin


This is a prerelease version of Alacritty.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

0.3.0-rc3 | Updated: 09 Apr 2019



Downloads of v 0.3.0-rc3:



Software Author(s):

  • Joe Wilm

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Alacritty 0.3.0-rc3

This is a prerelease version of Alacritty.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Package needs to be rebooted after VcRedist140 installed.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


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


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


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


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 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

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'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure alacritty installed
    name: alacritty
    state: present
    version: 0.3.0-rc3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'alacritty' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.3.0-rc3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: alacritty,
    Version: 0.3.0-rc3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller alacritty
   Name     = 'alacritty'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.3.0-rc3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'alacritty':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.3.0-rc3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install alacritty version="0.3.0-rc3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.


Travis build Status
Appveyor build Status

Alacritty is the fastest terminal emulator in existence. Using the GPU for
rendering enables optimizations that simply aren't possible in other emulators.
Alacritty currently supports macOS and Linux, and Windows.


Alacritty 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

Precompiled binaries are available for Windows through appveyor.
Precompiled binaries for other platforms are minimally blocked on a stable config format. For now, Alacritty must be
built from source.

Further information


Some operating systems already provide binaries for Alacritty, for everyone else the instructions
to build Alacritty from source, can be found here.


Prebuilt binaries can be downloaded from the artifacts section of appveyor.


Although it's possible the default configuration would work on your system,
you'll probably end up wanting to customize it anyhow. There is a default
alacritty.yml, alacritty_macos.yml, and alacritty_windows.yml at the git repository root.
Alacritty looks for the configuration file as the following paths:


Many configuration options will take effect immediately upon saving changes to
the config file. The only exception is the font and dimensions sections
which requires Alacritty to be restarted. For further explanation of the config
file, please consult the comments in the default config file.

Issues (known, unknown, feature requests, etc)

If you run into a problem with Alacritty, please file an issue. If you've got a
feature request, feel free to ask about it. Keep in mind that Alacritty is very
much not looking to be a feature-rich terminal emulator with all sorts of bells
and widgets. It's primarily a cross-platform, blazing fast tmux renderer that
Just Works.


Is it really the fastest terminal emulator?

In the terminals I've benchmarked against, alacritty is either faster, WAY
faster, or at least neutral. There are no benchmarks in which I've found
Alacritty to be slower.

My arrow keys don't work.

It sounds like you deleted some key bindings from your config file. Please
reference the default config file to restore them.


Alacritty discussion can be found in #alacritty on freenode.


Alacritty is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

$PackageName = 'alacritty'
$Url64 = ''
$Checksum64 = 'FEDB19FAB5CD0E277DD6C7C3319809AA5AA6FA97FA88D10BD4E12D4967F86071CF0DE3619BED08EC63E1DFA9DDD5A3163348B2FA389665373776DC041A092A33'
$ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'
$ToolsPath = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$InstallDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $PackageName

$desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")

$PackageArgs = @{
	PackageName = $PackageName
	Url64 = $Url64
	Checksum64 = $Checksum64
	ChecksumType64 = $ChecksumType64
	UnzipLocation = $InstallDir
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @PackageArgs

Install-BinFile alacritty -path "$InstallDir\alacritty.exe" -UseStart
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath "$desktop\Alacritty.lnk" -TargetPath "$InstallDir\alacritty.exe" -WorkingDirectory "$InstallDir" -WindowStyle 1
$PackageName = 'alacritty'
$InstallDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $PackageName
$desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")

Uninstall-BinFile alacritty -path "$InstallDir\alacritty.exe"
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName 'alacritty' -ZipFileName ''

Remove-Item $InstallDir
Remove-Item "$desktop\Alacritty.lnk" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force | Out-Null

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Alacritty 0.7.1 1695 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.7.0 177 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 3101 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 3811 Saturday, April 4, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.1 3932 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Approved

Discussion for the Alacritty Package

Ground Rules:

  • This discussion is only about Alacritty and the Alacritty package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
  • The maintainers of this Chocolatey Package will be notified about new comments that are posted to this Disqus thread, however, it is NOT a guarantee that you will get a response. If you do not hear back from the maintainers after posting a message below, please follow up by using the link on the left side of this page or follow this link to contact maintainers. If you still hear nothing back, please follow the package triage process.
  • Tell us what you love about the package or Alacritty, or tell us what needs improvement.
  • Share your experiences with the package, or extra configuration or gotchas that you've found.
  • If you use a url, the comment will be flagged for moderation until you've been whitelisted. Disqus moderated comments are approved on a weekly schedule if not sooner. It could take between 1-5 days for your comment to show up.
comments powered by Disqus