submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Ive noticed its has been any activity in their github for a longtime. https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch

There are a few more info that could be added nowadays like Display Protocol (Wayland/X11) and Display size. FastFetch does this but Neofetch is globally recognized.

Fastfetch vs Neofetch

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[-] [email protected] 59 points 3 weeks ago

Yes, it's been long abandoned - no updates in over 3 years. Anyways, this is why alternatives like hyfetch, fastfetch (and others) exist.

[-] [email protected] 30 points 3 weeks ago

It definitely seems abandoned. Here's an issue in the GH repo asking the same question https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch/issues/2453

There are 1.5k forks, seems like somebody could carry the torch forward if they were interested. Could be a good way to build experience and reputation.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

How does it work, one requests the devs to take over the project or clones it?

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

Sure, reach out to the dev to ask to help maintain it if you want to keep the repo. If that doesn't work, clone it to your own repo.

[-] Czele 4 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Yeah! Just... without the bullying and exploits.

[-] [email protected] 29 points 3 weeks ago

What's wrong with no updates in 3 years? In my eyes, the software still does what it says in the box, meaning it is finished software. Games on the SNES are finished and haven't had updates in 20+ years, I feel like software should be the same

[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

There are some things that do change. In my case, it says my window manager is sway when it is actually river. So certain things will stop working as expected if it is not maintained. This is different from a game, because as systems change, it doesn't affect how the game works if the platform it runs on can be emulated. In a sense, the game is still being updated because the emulators required to use it are being updated.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 3 weeks ago

i hate always having to find out years later some software i use has been unmantained for years.

there should at least be some sort of notification when this happens baked in to package managers

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

On the flip side, some packages just do something incredibly simple like print some info about your machine along with an ASCII image, and there's not really anything else to do once it's feature complete.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

it could display more info, but it doesn't need to. And as far as projects go, if you don't want a full diag, or have an ARM cpu (as someone else said), I'd argue it's done. You don't need to change a finished program.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

Yes long ago, I use hyfetch now (although neofetch has been argued by some to be completed meaning never needing any more updates)

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

I'd argue against Neofetch being completed. PRs to properly handle custom colors in the terminal properly for example have been open for years.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Yeah one of the Asahi guys was also confused about why people still use neofetch: https://social.treehouse.systems/@marcan/111018734178152229

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

I've heard fastfetch is a lot better but I tend to have neofetch installed anyway because it's the known one

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

But neofetch tells you if wayland already:

WM: Wayfire (Wayland)

Actually while neofetch detects pretty well I'm using alacritty:

Terminal: alacritty

Probably they learned $TERM is really meaningless if using screen or tmux, but fastfetch totally misses this and mistakenly shows screen as the terminal:

Terminal: screen

The only thing I like of fastfetch over neofetch is that it's faster, :) And yes the display missing, but I've never considered that something of much interest for such output... To me neofetch is just fine, and on terminal it gives you a more accurate answer... In the end is a matter of taste... But what it does is well done, :)

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

Screen is the terminal though?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

No, screen is a terminal multiplexer, like tmux. The terminal emulator I use is alacritty.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Terminal multiplexers are terminal emulators.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

They don't run by themselves, they need a terminal emulator, or a console, underneath, so they can work. You can actually call screen on a console without graphical environment, and it'll provide the console all benefits of multiplexing. That doesn't make the multiplexer a terminal emulator by itself.

So, in my mind no, screen is not a terminal emulator, alacritty is, like xterm is, and so on. The multiplexor just adds extra capabilities to the terminal emulator.

At any rate, it's not worth going any further. What I meant is that neofetch was able to find out and show I'm using alacritty, whereas fastfetch doesn't show alacritty. And we can argue about the virtue of one or the other, but it'll boil down to taste. I prefer how neofetch shows alacritty, hehe. Some might prefer fastfetch showing screen. And most importantly, this is not critical at all.

There's an issue on fastfetch filed about it, and one of the devs indicated when using the screen multiplexer, they could find out the terminal emulator underneath, however they couldn't do the same with tmux. And to be consistent among multiplexers, they decided not to expose the terminal emulator underneath when using multiplexers, just show the multiplexer. I don't agree with that argument, but it's the dev right to choose to do that.

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[-] eruchitanda 3 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

> Me, a fake Arch user who never installed both of them

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

There's a million alternatives that do the exact same thing. Fastfetch is just better, since it's still maintained, and not painfully slow. I used to think neofetch being slow was kind of cute. Then I switched to fastfetch, and now I can't bear the years neofetch takes to run.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

It takes half a second. Would it help if it played a family guy or gtav clip for you while you wait?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

It takes much longer than half a second on older hardware.

It's a bash script, whereas fastfetch is written in C (I think). The speed increase is absolutely beneficial. Fastfetch finishes near instantly on my old Toshiba Satellite.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 weeks ago

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[-] UnfortunateShort 1 points 3 weeks ago

Is FastFetch not? I have used it for quite some time now and afaik it is being updated.

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