Package Release Info


Update Info: Base Release
Available in Package Hub : 15 SP3





Change Logs

* Mon Jan 04 2021 Michael Vetter <>
- Fix bsc#1180298 (CVE-2020-35605): Fix RCE with special filename
  * Add kitty-CVE-2020-35605.patch
* Tue Jan 28 2020 Martin Rey <>
- Update to 0.16.0:
  * A new Marks feature that allows highlighting and scrolling to
    arbitrary text in the terminal window.
  * hints kitten: Allow pressing ctrl+shift+p>n to quickly open the
    selected file at the selected line in vim or a configurable
    editor (#2268)
  * Allow having more than one full height window in the tall
    layout (#2276)
  * Allow choosing OpenType features for individual fonts via the
    font_features option. (#2248)
  * Wayland: Fix a freeze in rare circumstances when having
    multiple OS Windows (#2307 and #1722)
  * Wayland: Fix window titles being set to very long strings on
    the order of 8KB causing a crash (#1526)
  * Add an option force_ltr to turn off the display of text in RTL
    scripts in right-to-left order (#2293)
  * Allow opening new tabs/windows before the current tab/window as
    well as after it with the launch --location option.
  * Add a resize_in_steps option that can be used to resize the OS
    window in steps as large as character cells (#2131)
  * When triple-click+dragging to select multiple lines, extend the
    selection of the first line to match the rest on the left
  * Fix a segfault when using kitty --debug-config with maps
  * goto_tab now maps numbers larger than the last tab to the last
    tab (#2291)
  * Fix URL detection not working for urls of the form
    scheme:///url (#2292)
  * When windows are semi-transparent and all contain graphics,
    correctly render them. (#2310)
* Fri Dec 27 2019 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 0.15.1:
  * Fix a crash/incorrect rendering when detaching a window in
    some circumstances (#2173)
  * hints kitten: Add an option kitty +kitten hints --ascending
    to control if the hints numbers increase or decrease from
    top to bottom
  * Fix background_opacity incorrectly applying to selected
    text and reverse video text (#2177)
  * Add a new option tab_bar_background to specify a different
    color for the tab bar (#2198)
  * Add a new option active_tab_title_template to specify a
    different template for active tab titles (#2198)
  * Fix lines at the edge of the window at certain windows sizes
    when drawing images on a transparent window (#2079)
  * Fix window not being rendered for the first time until some
    input has been received from child process (#2216)
* Wed Nov 27 2019 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 0.15.0:
  * Add a new action detach_window that can be used to move the current window
    into a different tab (#1310)
  * Add a new action launch that unifies launching of processes in new kitty
  * Add a new style powerline for tab bar rendering, see tab_bar_style (#2021)
  * Allow changing colors by mapping a keyboard shortcut to read a kitty config
    file with color definitions. See the FAQ for details (#2083)
  * hints kitten: Allow completely customizing the matching and actions
    performed by the kitten using your own script (#2124)
  * Wayland: Fix key repeat not being stopped when focus leaves window. This is
    expected behavior on Wayland, apparently (#2014)
  * When drawing unicode symbols that are followed by spaces, use multiple
    cells to avoid resized or cut-off glyphs (#1452)
  * diff kitten: Allow diffing remote files easily via ssh (#727)
  * unicode input kitten: Add an option kitty +kitten unicode_input
  - -emoji-variation to control the presentation variant of selected emojis
  * Add specialised rendering for a few more box powerline and unicode symbols
    (#2074 and #2021)
  * Add a new socket only mode for allow_remote_control. This makes it possible
    for programs running on the local machine to control kitty but not programs
    running over ssh.
  * hints kitten: Allow using named groups in the regular expression. The named
    groups are passed to the invoked program for further processing.
  * Fix a regression in 0.14.5 that caused rendering of private use glyphs with
    and without spaces to be identical (#2117)
  * Wayland: Fix incorrect scale used when first creating an OS window (#2133)
* Mon Sep 30 2019
- Update to 0.14.6:
  * Fix a regression in the previous release that caused kitty to
    not always respond to DPI changes (#1999)
- Changes from 0.14.5:
  * Implement a hack to (mostly) preserve tabs when cat-ting a
    file with them and then copying the text or passing screen
    contents to another program (#1829)
  * When all visible windows have the same background color, use
    that as the color for the global padding, instead of the
    configured background color (#1957)
  * When resetting the terminal, also reset parser state, this
    allows easy recovery from incomplete escape codes (#1961)
  * Allow mapping keys commonly found on European keyboards (#1928)
  * Fix incorrect rendering of some symbols when followed by a
    space while using the PowerLine font which does not have a
    space glyph (#1225)
  * Linux: Allow using fonts with spacing=90 in addition to
    fonts with spacing=100 (#1968)
  * Use selection foreground color for underlines as well (#1982)
* Mon Sep 02 2019
- Update to 0.14.4:
  * hints kitten: Add a kitty +kitten hints --alphabet option to
    control what alphabets are used for hints (#1879)
  * hints kitten: Allow specifying kitty +kitten hints --program
    multiple times to run multiple programs (#1879)
  * Add a kitten_alias option that can be used to alias kitten
    invocation for brevity and to change kitten option defaults globally (#1879)
  * When running kittens, use the colorscheme of the current window
    rather than the configured colorscheme (#1906)
  * Don't fail to start if running the shell to read the EDITOR
    env var fails (#1869)
  * Disable the liga and dlig OpenType features for broken
    fonts such as Nimbus Mono.
  * Fix a regression that broke setting background_opacity
    via remote control (#1895)
  * Fix piping PNG images into the icat kitten not working (#1920)
  * When the OS returns a fallback font that does not actually
    contain glyphs for the text, do not exhaust the list of fallback fonts (#1918)
  * Fix formatting attributes not reset across line boundaries
    when passing buffer as ANSI (#1924)
* Mon Jul 29 2019
- Update to 0.14.3:
  * Remote control: Add a command kitty @ scroll-window to scroll windows
  * Allow passing a !neighbor argument to the new_window mapping to open
    a new window next to the active window (#1746)
  * Document the kitty remote control protocol (#1646)
  * Add a new option pointer_shape_when_grabbed that allows you to control
    the mouse pointer shape when the terminal programs grabs the pointer (#1808)
  * Add an option terminal_select_modifiers to control which modifiers are
    used to override mouse selection even when a terminal application has
    grabbed the mouse (#1774)
  * When piping data to a child in the pipe command do it in a thread so as
    not to block the UI (#1708)
  * unicode_input kitten: Fix a regression that broke using indices to select
    recently used symbols.
  * Fix a regression that caused closing an overlay window to focus the previously
    focused window rather than the underlying window (#1720)
  * Linux: Fix incorrect scaling for fallback fonts when the font has an underscore
    that renders out of bounds (#1713)
  * Fix an out of bounds read causing a crash when selecting text with the mouse
    in the alternate screen mode (#1578)
  * Linux: Use the system "bell" sound for the terminal bell. Adds libcanberra as a
    new dependency to play the system sound.
  * Linux: Fix a regression in 0.14.0 that caused the event loop to tick continuously,
    wasting CPU even when idle (#1782)
  * ssh kitten: Make argument parsing more like ssh (#1787)
  * When using strip_trailing_spaces do not remove empty lines (#1802)
  * Fix a crash when displaying very large number of images (#1825)
* Wed Jun 26 2019 Ond?ej SĂșkup <>
- enable build of doc for Leap 15.1+
* Tue Jun 11 2019
- Update to 0.14.2:
  * Add an option placement_strategy to control how the cell area is aligned inside the window when the window size is not an exact multiple of the cell size (#1670)
  * hints kitten: Add a kitty +kitten hints --multiple-joiner option to control how multiple selections are serialized when copying to clipboard or inserting into the terminal. You can have them on separate lines, separated by arbitrary characters, or even serialized as JSON (#1665)
  * panel kitten: Fix the contents of the panel kitten not being positioned correctly on the vertical axis
  * icat kitten: Fix a regression that broke passing directories to icat (#1683)
  * clipboard kitten: Add a kitty +kitten clipboard --wait-for-completion option to have the kitten wait till copying to clipboard is complete (#1693)
  * Allow using the pipe command to send screen and scrollback contents directly to the clipboard (#1693)
  * Linux: Disable the Wayland backend on GNOME by default as GNOME has no support for server side decorations. Can be controlled by linux_display_server.
  * Add an option to control the default update_check_interval when building kitty packages
  * Wayland: Fix resizing the window on a compositor that does not provide server side window decorations, such a GNOME or Weston not working correctly (#1659)
  * Wayland: Fix crash when enabling disabling monitors on sway (#1696)
* Thu May 30 2019 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 0.14.1:
  * Add an option command_on_bell to run an arbitrary command when a bell occurs (#1660)
  * Add a shortcut to toggle maximized window state ctrl+shift+f10
  * Add support for the underscore key found in some keyboard layouts (#1639)
  * Fix a missing newline when using the pipe command between the scrollback and screen contents (#1642)
  * Fix colors not being preserved when using the pipe command with the pager history buffer (#1657)
  * When resizing and only a single window is present in the current layout, use that window's background color to fill in the blank areas.
  * Linux: Automatically increase cell height if the font being used is broken and draws the underscore outside the bounding box (#690)
  * Wayland: Fix maximizing the window on a compositor that does not provide server side window decorations, such a GNOME or Weston not working (#1662)
- Update kitty-no-docs.patch
* Fri May 24 2019
- Update to 0.14.0:
  * Support for an arbitrary number of internal clipboard buffers to copy/paste from, see (Multiple copy/paste buffers)
  * Allow using the new private internal clipboard buffers with the copy_on_select option (#1390)
  * Add an option disable_ligatures to disable multi-character ligatures under the cursor to make editing easier or disable them completely (#461)
  * Allow creating new OS windows in session files (#1514)
  * Allow setting OS window size in session files
  * Add an option tab_switch_strategy to control which tab becomes active when the current tab is closed (#1524)
  * Allow specifying a value of none for the selection_foreground which will cause kitty to not change text color in selections (#1358)
  * Make live resizing of OS windows smoother and add an option resize_draw_strategy to control what is drawn while a resize is in progress.
  * When a window is closed, switch focus to the previously active window (if any) instead of picking the previous window in the layout (#1450)
  * icat kitten: Add support for displaying images at http(s) URLs (#1340)
  * A new option strip_trailing_spaces to optionally remove trailing spaces from lines when copying to clipboard.
  * A new option tab_bar_min_tabs to control how many tabs must be present before the tab-bar is shown (#1382)
  * Automatically check for new releases and notify when an update is available, via the system notification facilities. Can be controlled by update_check_interval (#1342)
  * Fix using remote control to set cursor text color causing errors when creating new windows (#1326)
  * Fix window title for minimized windows not being updated (#1332)
  * Fix scrollback pager history not being cleared when clearing the main scrollback buffer (#1387)
  * Wayland: Use the kitty Wayland backend by default. Can be switched back to using XWayland by setting the environment variable: KITTY_DISABLE_WAYLAND=1
  * Add a no-append setting to clipboard_control to disable the kitty copy concatenation protocol extension for OSC 52.
  * Update to using the Unicode 12 standard
  * Unicode input kitten: Allow using the arrow keys in code mode to go to next and previous unicode symbol.
  * Fix a regression in version 0.13.0 that caused background colors of space characters after private use unicode characters to not be respected (#1455)
  * Only update the selected text to clipboard when the selection is finished, not continuously as it is updated. (#1460)
  * Allow setting active_border_color to none to not draw a border around the active window (#805)
  * Use negative values for mouse_hide_wait to hide the mouse cursor immediately when pressing a key (#1534)
  * When encountering errors in kitty.conf report them to the user instead of failing to start.
  * Allow the user to control the resize debounce time via resize_debounce_time.
  * Remote control: Make the kitty @ set-font-size command more capable. It can now increment font size and reset it. It also only acts on the active top-level window, by default (#1581)
  * When launching child processes set the PWD environment variable (#1595)
  * X11: use the window manager's native full-screen implementation when making windows full-screen (#1605)
  * Mouse selection: When extending by word, fix extending selection to non-word characters not working well (#1616)
* Sat Apr 20 2019 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Trim metadata redundancies and bias from descriptions.
* Tue Jan 22 2019
- Update to 0.13.3:
  * icat kitten: Add a --stdin option to control if image data is read from STDIN (#1308)
  * hints kitten: Start hints numbering at one instead of zero by default. Added an option --hints-offset to control it. (#1289)
  * Fix a regression in the previous release that broke using background for cursor_text_color (#1288)
  * Add a list of user-created kittens to the docs
  * Fix a regression that broke changing mouse wheel scroll direction with negative wheel_scroll_multiplier values in full-screen applications like vim (#1299)
  * Fix background_opacity not working with pure white backgrounds (#1285)
* Tue Jan 08 2019
- Update to 0.13.2:
  * Add a new option tab_title_template to control how tab titles are formatted. In particular the template can be used to display the tab number next to the title (#1223)
  * Report the current foreground processes as well as the original child process, when using kitty @ ls
  * Use the current working directory of the foreground process for the *_with_cwd actions that open a new window with the current working directory.
  * Add a new copy_or_interrupt action that can be mapped to kbd:ctrl+c. It will copy if there is a selection and interrupt otherwise (#1286)
  * Fix setting background_opacity causing window margins/padding to be slightly different shade from background (#1221)
  * Handle keyboards with a "+" key (#1224)
  * Fix Private use Unicode area characters followed by spaces at the end of text not being rendered correctly (#1210)
  * Fix changing cursor_text_color via remote control not working (#1229)
  * Add an action to resize windows that can be mapped to shortcuts in kitty.conf (#1245)
  * Fix using the new_tab !neighbor action changing the order of the non-neighboring tabs (#1256)
* Sat Dec 15 2018 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 0.13.1:
  * Fix passing input via the pipe action to a program without a window not working.
  * Linux: Fix a regression in the previous release that caused automatic selection of bold/italic fonts when using aliases such as "monospace" to not work (#1209)
  * Fix resizing window smaller and then restoring causing some wrapped lines to not be properly unwrapped (#1206)
  Changelog from 0.13.0:
  * Add an option scrollback_pager_history_size to tell kitty to store extended scrollback to use when viewing the scrollback buffer in a pager (#970)
  * Modify the kittens sub-system to allow creating custom kittens without any user interface. This is useful for creating more complex actions that can be bound to key presses in kitty.conf. See doc:kittens/custom. (#870)
  * Add a new nth_window action that can be used to go to the nth window and also previously active windows, using negative numbers. Similarly, goto_tab now accepts negative numbers to go to previously active tabs (#1040)
  * Allow hiding the tab bar completely, by setting tab_bar_style to hidden. (#1014)
  * Allow private use unicode characters to stretch over more than a single neighboring space (#1036)
  * Add a new touch_scroll_multiplier option to modify the amount scrolled by high precision scrolling devices such as touchpads (#1129)
  * icat kitten: Implement reading image data from STDIN, if STDIN is not connected to a terminal (#1130)
  * hints kitten: Insert trailing spaces after matches when using the --multiple option. Also add a separate --add-trailing-space option to control this behavior (#1132)
  * Fix the *_with_cwd actions using the cwd of the overlay window rather than the underlying window's cwd (#1045)
  * Fix incorrect key repeat rate on wayland (#1055)
  * Linux: Fix incorrect rendering of some fonts when hinting is disabled at small sizes (#1173)
  * Linux: Fix match rules used as aliases in Fontconfig configuration not being respected (#1085)
  * Linux: Fix a crash when using the GNU Unifont as a fallback font (#1087)
  * Wayland: Fix copying from hidden kitty windows hanging (#1051)
  * Wayland: Add support for the primary selection protocol implemented by some compositors (#1095)
  * Fix expansion of env vars not working in the env directive (#1075)
  * Fix mouse_hide_wait only taking effect after an event such as cursor blink or key press (#1073)
  * Fix the set_background_opacity action not working correctly (#1147)
  * Fix second cell of emoji created using variation selectors not having the same attributes as the first cell (#1109)
  * Fix focusing neighboring windows in the grid layout with less than 4 windows not working (#1115)
  * Fix ctrl+shift+special key not working in normal and application keyboard modes (#1114)
  * Add a terminfo entry for full keyboard mode.
  * Fix incorrect text-antialiasing when using very low background opacity (#1005)
  * When double or triple clicking ignore clicks if they are "far" from each other (#1093)
  * Follow xterm's behavior for the menu key (#597)
  * Fix hover detection of URLs not working when hovering over the first colon and slash characters in short URLs (#1201)
* Tue Nov 27 2018
- Add: kitty-no-docs.patch: Fix build for Leap 15.0
  There is no python-sphincs >= 1.7 for Leap 15.0.
  After receiving many requests for a package for this version,
  I decided to ship one without docs for it.
* Tue Oct 23 2018
- Add sphinx version requirements
* Tue Oct 02 2018
- Update to 0.12.3:
  * Unicode input: Fix an error when searching for the string 'fir' (#1035)
* Mon Sep 24 2018
- Update to 0.12.2:
  * A new last_used_layout function that can be mapped to a shortcut to switch to the previously used window layout (#870)
  * New neighboring_window and move_window functions to switch to neighboring windows in the current layout, and move them around, similar to window movement in vim (#916)
  * A new pipe function that can be used to pipe the contents of the screen and scrollback buffer to any desired program running in a new window, tab or overlay window. (#933)
  * Add a new kitty --start-as command line flag to start kitty full-screen/maximized/minimized. This replaces the --start-in-fullscreen flag introduced in the previous release (#935)
  * When mapping the new_tab action allow specifying that the tab should open next to the current tab instead of at the end of the tabs list (#979)
  * Fix a bug causing incorrect line ordering when viewing the scrollback buffer if the scrollback buffer is full (#960)
  * Fix drag-scrolling not working when the mouse leaves the window confines (#917)
  * Workaround for broken editors like nano that cannot handle newlines in pasted text (#994)
  * Linux: Ensure that the python embedded in the kitty binary build uses UTF-8 mode to process command-line arguments (#924)
  * Linux: Handle fonts that contain monochrome bitmaps (such as the Terminus TTF font) (#934)
  * Have the kitty --title flag apply to all windows created using kitty --session (#921)
  * Revert change for backspacing of wide characters in the previous release, as it breaks backspacing in some wide character aware programs (#875)
  * Fix kitty @set-colors not working for tab backgrounds when using the fade tabbar style (#937)
  * Linux: Fix window icon not set on X11 for the first OS window (#961)
  * Remote control: Fix the focus_window command not focusing the top-level OS window of the specified kitty window (#1003)
  * Fix using focus_follows_mouse causing text selection with the mouse to malfunction when using multiple kitty windows (#1002)
* Mon Sep 10 2018
- Update to 0.12.1:
  * Add a new kitty --start-in-fullscreen command line flag to start kitty in full screen mode (#856)
  * Linux: Do not enable IME input via ibus unless the GLFW_IM_MODULE=ibus environment variable is set. IME causes key processing latency and even missed keystrokes for many people, so it is now off by default.
  * Fix backspacing of wide characters in wide-character unaware programs not working (#875)
  * Linux: Fix number pad arrow keys not working when Numlock is off (#857)
  * Wayland: Implement support for clipboard copy/paste (#855)
  * Allow mapping shortcuts using the raw key code from the OS (#848)
  * Allow mapping of individual key-presses without modifiers as shortcuts
  * Fix legacy invocation of icat as kitty icat not working (#850)
  * Improve rendering of wavy underline at small font sizes (#853)
  * Fix a regression in 0.12.0 that broke dynamic resizing of layouts (#860)
  * Wayland: Allow using the kitty --class command line flag to set the app id (#862)
  * Add completion of the kitty command for the fish shell (#829)
  * Linux: Fix XCompose rules with no defined symbol not working (#880)
  * Linux: Fix crash with some Nvidia drivers when creating tabs in the first top level-window after creating a second top-level window. (#873)