alacritty v0.11.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2020-11-25 // about 2 years ago
  • Packaging

    • Minimum Rust version has been bumped to 1.57.0
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Renamed io.alacritty.Alacritty.appdata.xml to org.alacritty.Alacritty.appdata.xml
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Renamed io.alacritty to org.alacritty for Alacritty.app

    โž• Added

    • Track and report surface damage information to Wayland compositors
    • Escape sequence for undercurl, dotted and dashed underlines (CSI 4 : [3-5] m)
    • 0๏ธโƒฃ ToggleMaximized key binding action to (un-)maximize the active window, not bound by default
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Support for OpenGL ES 2.0
    • Escape sequence to set underline color (CSI 58 : 2 : Ps : Ps : Ps m/CSI 58 : 5 : Ps m)
    • Escape sequence to reset underline color (CSI 59 m)
    • Vi mode keybinding (z) to center view around vi mode cursor
    • Accept hexadecimal values starting with 0x for --embed
    • โฑ Config option cursor.blink_timeout to timeout cursor blinking after inactivity
    • Escape sequence to set hyperlinks (OSC 8 ; params ; URI ST)
    • Config hints.enabled.hyperlinks for hyperlink escape sequence hint highlight
    • window.decorations_theme_variant to control both Wayland CSD and GTK theme variant on X11
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Support for inline input method

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changed

    • ๐ŸŽ No longer renders to macos and x11 windows that are fully occluded / not directly visible
    • The --help output was reworked with a new colorful syntax
    • ๐Ÿ OSC 52 is now disabled on unfocused windows
    • SpawnNewInstance no longer inherits initial --command
    • 0๏ธโƒฃ Blinking cursor will timeout after 5 seconds by default
    • ๐Ÿ—„ Deprecated colors.search.bar, use colors.footer_bar instead
    • ๐ŸŽ On macOS, Alacritty now reads AppleFontSmoothing from user defaults to control font smoothing
    • Warn when either columns or lines is non-zero, but not both
    • Client side decorations should have proper text rendering now on Wayland
    • Config option window.gtk_theme_variant, you should use window.decorations_theme_variant instead
    • --class now sets both class part of WM_CLASS property and instance
    • --class's general and instance options were swapped
    • Search bar is now respecting cursor thickness
    • On X11 the IME popup window is stuck at the bottom of the window due to Xlib limitations
    • IME no longer works in Vi mode when moving around

    ๐Ÿ›  Fixed

    • Creating the IPC socket failing if WAYLAND_DISPLAY contains an absolute path
    • Crash when resetting the terminal while in vi mode
    • font.glyph_offset not live reloading
    • Failure when running on 10-bit color system
    • ๐ŸŽ The colors being slightly different when using srgb displays on macOS
    • Vi cursor blinking not reset when navigating in search
    • Scrolling and middle-clicking modifying the primary selection
    • Bottom gap for certain builtin box drawing characters
    • Incorrect built-in glyphs for U+2567 and U+2568
    • Character mappings in the DEC special graphics character set (line drawing)
    • Window flickering on resize on Wayland
    • Unnecessary config reload when using /dev/null as a config file
    • ๐Ÿ Windows Open Alacritty Here on root of drive displaying error
    • On macOS, font.use_thin_strokes did not work since Big Sur
    • ๐ŸŽ On macOS, trying to load a disabled font would crash
    • ๐ŸŽ On macOS, Alacritty sessions did not appear in the list of tty sessions for w and who
    • Cursor not hiding on GNOME Wayland
    • Font having different scale factor after monitor powering off/on on X11
    • โšก๏ธ Viewport not updating after opening a new tabbed window on macOS
    • ๐ŸŽ Terminal not exiting sometimes after closing all windows on macOS
    • ๐Ÿ CPU usage spikes due to mouse movements for unfocused windows on X11/Windows
    • ๐ŸŽ First window on macOS not tabbed with system prefer tabs setting
    • 0๏ธโƒฃ Window being treaten as focused by default on Wayland

    โœ‚ Removed

    • font.use_thin_strokes config field; to use thin strokes on macOS, set AppleFontSmoothing to 0 with $ defaults write -g AppleFontSmoothing -int 0