build of the suckless simple terminal with patches for alpha, font2, copyurl, openclipboard, invert, appsync, xresources, scrollback, w3m, keyboard select, boxdraw (by mrdotx)

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  • Autodafe: "freeing your freeing your project from the clammy grip of autotools."
    4 projects | | 6 Apr 2024
    > you need to "edit your makefile". That isn't going to work for distributions

    Is it not? [st] requires exactly that. And distros seem to have no issues shipping it.


  • Tabby: A terminal for a more modern age
    7 projects | | 5 Jul 2023
    I am fundamentally and ideologically opposed to using a terminal emulator implemented in electron.

    If you feel similarly, then you might enjoy

  • How to make simple terminal transparent
    1 project | /r/archlinux | 26 Jun 2023
    You can use different forks of the ST. I, for example, use this one, already with the necessary patches
  • [sowm] My first time using linux!
    5 projects | /r/unixart | 19 Jun 2023
    kiss with kiss-xorg, nsxiv, st, dmenu with script, tewi,
  • Warp? A terminal behind login popup
    6 projects | | 1 Jun 2023
    My journey of using terminal emulators began together with my introduction to Linux about 7 years ago. GNOME terminal was my first as it came pre-installed on Ubuntu, my first Linux distribution. Since then, I've had the opportunity to explore and utilize a range of terminal emulators, including Alacritty, Kitty, st, Konsole, xterm, and most recently iTerm2. It's been interesting to experiment with these different emulators, each offering its unique features (or similar however with each with personal touch), user interfaces, and performance benchmarks. Just the other day, a new terminal emulator caught my attention: Warp Terminal. My curiosity won, and Warp was downloaded, this short blog are my thoughts about Warp terminal. At the moment there is only support for macOS, however linux and windows builds are on the way.
  • [dwm] Beginning on linux desktop, first ricing
    12 projects | /r/suckless | 7 May 2023
    Terminal : st
  • XTerm: It's Better Than You Thought (2021)
    4 projects | | 30 Apr 2023
    For those looking for a minimal VT100 terminal emulator without the legacy baggage of Xterm, I highly recommend checking out Suckless Software’s st:
  • circles.nvim - v2.0.1
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 21 Mar 2023
    That last reference builds off of the work of the other two. It also breaks down how NOT modern Xterm is, but, if I've read it correctly, it confirms that its input latency is low compared to all other tested terminal emulators, including Alacritty and ST, which humorously and justifiably thrashes Xterm on its homepage for being a bloated program. Its not a good choice for everyone: it has poor right-to-left text and Unicode support, making working with Chinese, Arabic, and other alphabets not great, I've read.
  • Are there any resources you would recommend for someone trying to make a terminal emulator in C and x11?
    1 project | /r/C_Programming | 18 Mar 2023
  • Which terminal do you usually use?
    8 projects | /r/archlinux | 1 Mar 2023
    ST is a favorite of some fervent minimalists. I do not think you would like it.
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The primary programming language of st is C.

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