cool-retro-term VS alacritty

Compare cool-retro-term vs alacritty and see what are their differences.

cool-retro-term

A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display... (by Swordfish90)
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cool-retro-term alacritty
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21,691 54,086
- 2.4%
0.0 9.2
about 1 month ago 6 days ago
QML Rust
- Apache License 2.0
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cool-retro-term

Posts with mentions or reviews of cool-retro-term. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-10.

alacritty

Posts with mentions or reviews of alacritty. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-05-22.
  • How to Set Up Your Terminal for Maximum Productivity in Development
    7 projects | dev.to | 22 May 2024
    The Alacrity terminal is incredibly fast and customizable. Try working with a large project in Vim using, for example, iTerm. You might be pleasantly surprised.
  • Alacritty – A fast, cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 May 2024
    Wezterm gives you basic stuff like scrollbars that Alacritty refuses to do: https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/issues/775
  • Terminal Latency
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Mar 2024
    It's opinionated, which comes with upsides and downsides. I won't blame the maintainer to keep things focused, feature creep (even for worthy features) can kill a FOSS project.

    Another example is sixel support, there's a fork where it all works but is not sufficiently "proven" (code quality just as well as sixel being the best fit for the problem)

    https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/pull/4763#issuecommen...

    It may be annoying but I get the reasoning, and there are other terminals.

  • Level Up Your Dev Workflow: Conquer Web Development with a Blazing Fast Neovim Setup (Part 1)
    12 projects | dev.to | 16 Mar 2024
    alacritty (Linux, Macos & Windows)
  • Alacritty: A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Feb 2024
  • Neovide – a simple, no-nonsense, cross-platform GUI for Neovim
    17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 31 Jan 2024
    > Ligatures: ok, nice, possible in terms too (hopefully Alacritty one day)

    I wouldn't hold my breath. Seems like its getting the iPad calculator treatment[0]. Which is to say rather than ship something working that can be improved, they're leaving a UX void.

    [0] https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/issues/50

  • I Just Wanted Emacs to Look Nice – Using 24-Bit Color in Terminals
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Jan 2024
    IME, this is like the golden age of terminal apps in general and macOS-compatible ones in particular. There are several really good terminals for macOS:

    [iTerm2 app](https://iterm2.com/)

    [Kitty terminal](https://sw.kovidgoyal.net/kitty/)

    [WezTerm terminal](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/index.html)

    [Alacritty](https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty)

    My daily driver is WezTerm…

    - Runs on Linux, macOS, Windows 10 and FreeBSD

    - [Multiplex terminal panes, tabs and windows on local and remote hosts, with native mouse and scrollback](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/multiplexing.html)

    - [Ligatures](https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode#fira-code-monospaced-font...), Color Emoji and font fallback, with true color and [dynamic color schemes](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/config/appearance.html#colors).

    - [Hyperlinks](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/hyperlinks.html)

    - [Searchable Scrollback](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/scrollback.html) (use mouse wheel and `Shift-PageUp` and `Shift PageDown` to navigate, Ctrl-Shift-F to activate search mode)

    - xterm style selection of text with mouse; paste selection via `Shift-Insert` (bracketed paste is supported!)

    - SGR style mouse reporting (works in vim and tmux)

    - Render underline, double-underline, italic, bold, strikethrough (most other terminal emulators do not support as many render attributes)

    - Configuration via a [configuration file](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/config/files.html) with hot reloading

    - Multiple Windows (Hotkey: `Super-N`)

    - Splits/Panes (Split horizontally/vertically: `Ctrl-Shift-Alt-%` and `Ctrl-Shift-Alt-"`, move between panes: `Ctrl-Shift-ArrowKey`)

    - Tabs (Hotkey: `Super-T`, next/prev: `Super-Shift-[` and `Super-Shift-]`, go-to: `Super-[1-9]`)

    - [SSH client with native tabs](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/ssh.html)

    - [Connect to serial ports for embedded/Arduino work](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/serial.html)

    - Connect to a local multiplexer server over unix domain sockets

    - Connect to a remote multiplexer using SSH or TLS over TCP/IP

    - iTerm2 compatible image protocol support, and built-in [imgcat command](https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/imgcat.html)

    - Kitty graphics support

    - Sixel graphics support (experimental: starting in `20200620-160318-e00b076c`)

  • alacritty-themes not working any more!!!
    6 projects | dev.to | 7 Jan 2024
    # We use Alacritty's default Linux config directory as our storage location here. mkdir -p ~/.config/alacritty/themes git clone https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty-theme ~/.config/alacritty/themes
  • The Linux graphics stack in a nutshell, part 2
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Dec 2023
    if by 'in the terminal' you mean 'in a program emulating an ascii terminal' then no, because ascii terminals don't support anything that looks better than ascii art. they don't support sixel either. there are a variety of proposals for how to add graphics to ascii terminal emulators in a backwards-compatible way, such as mgr and notty https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/issues/51

    but the 'terminal' that a terminal emulator is emulating is a device which provides a user access to a remote computer. normally nowadays this is a laptop or cellphone. in that case, yes, you can use x-windows, xpra, vnc, or a web browser

  • Pimp your CLI
    13 projects | dev.to | 19 Dec 2023
    A decent terminal application (i.e: iterm2, alacritty, etc.)

What are some alternatives?

When comparing cool-retro-term and alacritty you can also consider the following projects:

windows-terminal-shaders - A small collection of terminal shaders

kitty - Cross-platform, fast, feature-rich, GPU based terminal

Cozette - A bitmap programming font optimized for coziness 💜

wezterm - A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

sddm-lain-wired-theme - A sddm theme inspired by Serial experiments lain.

Warp - Warp is a modern, Rust-based terminal with AI built in so you and your team can build great software, faster.

alacritty - A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator. [Moved to: https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty]

starship - ☄🌌️ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

nord - An arctic, north-bluish color palette.

FiraCode - Free monospaced font with programming ligatures

bashtop - Linux/OSX/FreeBSD resource monitor

neofetch - 🖼️ A command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+

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