druid VS Azul

Compare druid vs Azul and see what are their differences.

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druid Azul
59 26
9,414 5,834
0.5% 0.4%
3.3 7.0
about 1 month ago 26 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 Mozilla Public License 2.0
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druid

Posts with mentions or reviews of druid. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-10.
  • Druid – A data-first Rust-native UI toolkit
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Oct 2023
  • What can rust do
    5 projects | /r/rust | 10 Apr 2023
    For GUI applications, the story is mixed. There are several GUI frameworks in active development, but nothing as polished and battle-tested as Electron for TypeScript. There are bindings to GTK, but they're cumbersome to work with, and I wouldn't recommend it to a Rust newbie. There's also Tauri, which is a bit like Electron and lets you write the GUI in HTML/CSS/JS and the business logic in Rust.
  • Do Rust and Lua work well together?
    8 projects | /r/rust | 3 Mar 2023
    Concerning GUI frameworks, the most common ones are druid, egui and iced. All three of them run native and on the Web.
  • What was the hardest coming from C++ to Rust?
    8 projects | /r/rust | 3 Mar 2023
    Going to give a shoutout to druid. I've recently tried it with the Lapce editor and it's just so smooth, fast and works so well for a pre-alpha app.
  • What GUI libs are out there and good to use?
    9 projects | /r/rust | 19 Feb 2023
    As iced and egui were difficult for me, i started with druid.
  • Rust GUI framework
    16 projects | /r/rust | 8 Feb 2023
    There is Iced which is used by system76 in Pop!_OS, Druid [DISCONTINUED], GTK-rs, Relm, Azul and Tauri. Personally I would use Tauri for its speed using the OS's native web render, documentation of use with things such as Sveltekit and the ability to make UI's using JS, CSS and HTML. Tauri similarly to Electron whilst being far faster. But its up to personal preference really. There aren't any solid "go to" options at the moment.
  • What do people use for simple UI projects?
    4 projects | /r/rust | 2 Feb 2023
    Druid should be good for most cases, it has a lot of built-in widget for the UI, you can even make a custom widget with a canvas-alike painting API.
  • Druid, a Rust-native UI toolkit, released v0.8 after two years of work by 80 contributors.
    7 projects | /r/rust | 27 Jan 2023
    Druid, which is a Rust-native UI toolkit for building desktop applications targeting Windows/macOS/Linux/OpenBSD/FreeBSD, has a new version out - v0.8.
  • Ergonomic APIs for hard problems (RustLab 2022 keynote)
    1 project | /r/rust | 1 Jan 2023
    There's a memoize View node in the previous iteration of the Xilem prototype, but it hasn't made it in to the current branch yet. That sounds like what you're asking, but it's possible I'm missing something.
  • Dioxus: User interfaces that run anywhere
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Dec 2022
    You can use GTK from Rust. But the Rust native ones aren't really there yet. [Iced](https://github.com/iced-rs/iced) which has been picked up by System76 and [Druid](https://github.com/linebender/druid) (and it's next gen version [Xilem](https://github.com/linebender/xilem)) are the ones to watch, along with Dioxus which is the main post here.

    I'd expect there to be something useable by the end of 2023.

Azul

Posts with mentions or reviews of Azul. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-03.
  • AvaloniaUI: Create Multi-Platform Apps with .NET
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Feb 2024
    Not sure what you mean but WebRender powers Firefox which definitely works on the desktop.

    You can use it to build desktop UI frameworks - see for example https://azul.rs/

  • Servo, the parallel browser engine written in Rust
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 May 2023
    I'd been wanting to see this, preferably with JS being optional, and just allowing direct DOM access.

    I initially thought this was what Azul was, but it's only just using Servo's WebRender compositor, and rolls its own CSS parser, DOM, and layout engine, so it doesn't benefit from most of the work done on Servo, and supports less CSS features.

    https://github.com/fschutt/azul

  • Is RUST a good choice for building web browsers?
    6 projects | /r/rust | 27 May 2023
    Both Servo and Fifefox make use of webrender, which is an awesome piece of tech and is well suited to render a web page. Some GUI projects attempted to use webrender directly as well, like Azul and moxie-native
  • Digital Audio Workstation Front End Development Struggles
    16 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 May 2023
    > But no one is saying, "Hey I have a CSS 2.1 compliant rasterizer and compositor that you can use in your C++ or Rust environment!" are they?

    There’s actually quite a lot of interesting work going on in that general space, has been in various forms for some years. A couple that immediately spring to mind:

    • Azul <https://azul.rs/> builds on WebRender, as used in Firefox. I haven’t looked at it for a few years, but it looks to have grown quite interesting now.

    • Blitz <https://github.com/DioxusLabs/blitz> is based on from-scratch implementations of CSS layout and rendering, and wgpu rendering. It’s not usable yet, but is a very interesting concept. If one happens to be familiar with React Native: it’s kinda like that, or React Native Web.

  • XUL Layout has been removed from Firefox
    18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Apr 2023
    Azul[1] was my solution for that, it was based on WebRender. I didn't get around to finish it in 2019, but I will work on it this year, maybe I'll get it to be mature enough to post it here.

    > wide portability (at least Windoze, Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android, embedded: Azul is Windows-Linux-Mac only, don't underestimate the effort to properly port something to a new platform

    > "though a Vulkan-based renderer can be made to run pretty much anywhere": WebRender is OpenGL + using software rendering as a fallback

    > a permissive open source license: MPL-2.0

    > a C interface/wrap to allow a wide programming language binding support: yes

    > and an easily extensible and themable set of basic widgets: also yes

    [1] https://azul.rs/

  • Rust GUI framework
    16 projects | /r/rust | 8 Feb 2023
    There is Iced which is used by system76 in Pop!_OS, Druid [DISCONTINUED], GTK-rs, Relm, Azul and Tauri. Personally I would use Tauri for its speed using the OS's native web render, documentation of use with things such as Sveltekit and the ability to make UI's using JS, CSS and HTML. Tauri similarly to Electron whilst being far faster. But its up to personal preference really. There aren't any solid "go to" options at the moment.
  • Servo 2023 Roadmap
    1 project | /r/rust | 4 Feb 2023
    Sounds like you may be interested in azul not exactly servo based but on projects that originate from servo. Also this is not a typical WebView, for example it does not use HTML but uses DOM to define it's UI, and there is no JS engine in there.
  • Help with webrender.
    1 project | /r/rust | 1 Jan 2023
    Azul uses webrender. But your "glue" program is like half the web browser. You also need a vector graphics library to render websites. Webrender only does boxes, but not complex SVG paths. Once the plan was to use pathfinder, but mozilla fired the dev and they still using an old version of chromium's skia for that.
  • Rust: State of GUI, December 2022 – KAS blog
    15 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Dec 2022
    One day I'll get around to finish my library Azul [1]. Hopefully.

    [1] https://azul.rs/

  • Pure Rust GUI Landscape
    8 projects | dev.to | 24 Nov 2022
    azul

What are some alternatives?

When comparing druid and Azul you can also consider the following projects:

iced - A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm

conrod - An easy-to-use, 2D GUI library written entirely in Rust.

egui - egui: an easy-to-use immediate mode GUI in Rust that runs on both web and native

wxRust - A Rust binding of the wxWidgets cross platform toolkit.

tauri - Build smaller, faster, and more secure desktop applications with a web frontend.

gtk - DEPRECATED, use https://github.com/gtk-rs/gtk3-rs repository instead!

orbtk - The Rust UI-Toolkit.

Slint - Slint is a toolkit to efficiently develop fluid graphical user interfaces for any display: embedded devices and desktop applications. We support multiple programming languages, such as Rust, C++ or JavaScript. [Moved to: https://github.com/slint-ui/slint]

Native Windows GUI - A light windows GUI toolkit for rust

relm - Idiomatic, GTK+-based, GUI library, inspired by Elm, written in Rust

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