Hyper 2.0 Has Been Released

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September 27th, 2017

Hyper terminal 2.0 stable just got released on all platforms this week. The most significant update is migrating from hterm to xterm.js, a full xterm terminal using web technologies. Microsoft Visual Studio Code also uses xterm.js for its built-in editor terminal.

Here are the highlights of stable 2.0 release, which is now at a 2.0.4:

  • Smaller Core
    • 22% faster bootup time
    • Native-like baseline memory footprint
  • New xterm.js engine
    • Improved performance
    • Better cross-platform compatibility
    • Chinese, Japanese, and Korean character support
    • 100% backwards-compatible with existing themes
    • Responsive under high-throughput I/O

What is Hyper?

If you haven’t heard of Hyper, it is a cross-platform compatible terminal using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. The application is built on top of electron to create cross-platform desktop apps, which powers apps like Visual Studio Code, Atom, and GitHub Desktop. Under the hood, Hyper uses React and Redux in the UI layer.

Learn more about Hyper at hyper.is.

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.