Side note: I’m not a Rust developer (yet), but every time I install a rust program I’m impressed by how easy it is and that everything just works. First happened when I moved to ripgrep from ag.
This terminal is no exception so far, no bugs yet and seems as fast as advertised (on Elementary OS Loki).
Tried it, because it sounded promising: fast terminal emulator without the unnecessary bells and whistles. Fast it is, to be sure, but its font handling seems to be a tad too simple: I’m using tmux with some powerline-enabled fonts, and it can’t display those symbols, not even if I set the font to the same one I use for my daily terminal emulator.
Even worse, if I set the same font, char spacing becomes double, even after altering its config.
A promising thing, will keep an eye on it, as I’m not 100% happy with GNOME Terminal, but it’s not there yet. Judging by the issues open, my worries will likely be addressed soon. Yay!
Make sure you have the right Rust compiler installed. Alacritty is
currently pinned to a certain Rust nightly, and the compiler/nightly
dependencies are updated as needed. To install the correct compiler,
This appears to be common for software in Rust, and it scares me away from Rust.