The x11/kitty port

kitty-0.26.5p0 – fast, feature full, GPU-based terminal emulator (cvsweb github mirror)


kitty is designed for power keyboard users. To that end all its controls work
with the keyboard (although it fully supports mouse interactions as well). Its
configuration is a simple, human editable, single file for easy reproducibility
(I like to store configuration in source control).

The code in kitty is designed to be simple, modular and hackable. It is written
in a mix of C (for performance sensitive parts) and Python (for easy hackability
of the UI). It does not depend on any large and complex UI toolkit, using only
OpenGL for rendering everything.

Finally, kitty is designed from the ground up to support all modern terminal
features, such as unicode, true color, bold/italic fonts, text formatting, etc.
It even extends existing text formatting escape codes, to add support for
features not available elsewhere, such as colored and styled (curly) underlines.
One of the design goals of kitty is to be easily extensible so that new features
can be added in the future with relatively little effort.

* Offloads rendering to the GPU for lower system load and buttery smooth
scrolling. Uses threaded rendering to minimize input latency.

* Supports all modern terminal features: graphics (images), unicode, true-color,
OpenType ligatures, mouse protocol, focus tracking, bracketed paste and several
new terminal protocol extensions.

* Supports tiling multiple terminal windows side by side in different layouts
without needing to use an extra program like tmux.

* Can be controlled from scripts or the shell prompt, even over SSH.

* Has a framework for Kittens, small terminal programs that can be used to
extend kitty's functionality. For example, they are used for Unicode input,
Hints and Side-by-side diff.

* Supports startup sessions which allow you to specify the window/tab layout,
working directories and programs to run on startup.

* Cross-platform: kitty works on Linux and macOS, but because it uses only
OpenGL for rendering, it should be trivial to port to other Unix-like platforms.

* Allows you to open the scrollback buffer in a separate window using arbitrary
programs of your choice. This is useful for browsing the history comfortably in
a pager or editor.

* Has multiple copy/paste buffers, like vim.
WWW: https://sw.kovidgoyal.net/kitty/


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