Termite Is Dead, Go Install Alacritty Right Now

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2m May 11, 2021

Recently the Termite maintainer decided that he has had enough dealing with the VTE library and rather than handing the project off to someone else has decided to just kill the project and suggest that people move to Alacritty instead. He also calls out GNOME for creating a really hostile environment for developers who want to use their libraries.

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Termite GitHub README: https://github.com/thestinger/termite/commit/18de7682e983e6562a87c63a2814c5e39461b081
Alacritty GitHub: https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty
VTE Patch: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=679658
Xterm VTE Complaints: https://invisible-island.net/xterm/xterm.faq.html#vte_widget
XDG Decoration Issue: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter/-/issues/217

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Introduction
0:38 Why User Alacritty
2:57 VTE Is A Problem
7:20 VTE Is A Poor Base
8:37 The Problem With Gnome & GTK
11:35 Gnome Sets The Standards
12:53 Removal Of Termite
13:49 Outro

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