Rust TUI libraries

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  • dioxus

    Fullstack GUI library for desktop, web, mobile, and more.

    At a very early stage but I’m looking forward to dioxus-tui which is react like.

  • tui-rs

    Discontinued Build terminal user interfaces and dashboards using Rust

    tui-rs seems to be the only good one that is active and it is nowhere near as easy to use as BubbleTea

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  • crossterm

    Cross platform terminal library rust

    crossterm looks great but it seems to be incredibly low level

  • Cursive

    A Text User Interface library for the Rust programming language


  • console_engine

    A simple terminal framework to draw things and manage user input


  • zi

    An incremental, declarative library for building terminal user interfaces in Rust. (by mcobzarenco)

    Zi is a declarative elm-style terminal UI library

  • ez_term

    Terminal UI framework based on templates and focused on simplicity.

    I've noticed the same thing. Tui-rs looks awesome but as you said is not so easy to use. I've decided to try and create an easy-to-use framework myself (EzTerm), and noticed that the borrow-checker definitely introduces some challenges compared to creating a (T)UI framework in some other languages.

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