Are we GUI Yet?

The state of building user interfaces in Rust.

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AreWeGuiYet Posts

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#Rust2019 Are We GUI Yet? by Dustin Bensing

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Community Links

These are posts found out in the wild. Saw a post that you think is important? See the README above for how to contribute!

Zed is now open source by Nathan Sobo

https://zed.dev/blog/zed-is-now-open-source

Roadmap for the Xilem backend in 2024 by Oliver Faure

https://linebender.org/blog/xilem-backend-roadmap/

Xilem 2024 plans by Raph Levien

https://linebender.org/blog/xilem-2024/

GPUI 2 is now in production by Nathan Sobo

https://zed.dev/blog/gpui-2-on-preview

Future of rem | Cross-platform GUI in Rust in 2024? by Various

https://lobste.rs/s/bt4enq/future_rem_cross_platform_gui_rust_2024

Introducing Gooey: My take on a Rusty GUI framework by Jonathan Johnson

https://ecton.dev/introducing-gooey/

Client-Side Server with Rust: A New Approach to UI Development by Logan Keenan

https://logankeenan.com/posts/client-side-server-with-rust-a-new-approach-to-ui-development/

Slint 1.0 - Rustacean Station Podcast by Tobias Hunger

https://rustacean-station.org/episode/tobias-hunger-slint-1.0/

Bay Area Rust May 2023: Raph Levien on Xilem Vector Graphics by Raph Levien

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjbVnwBtVEk

A Proposal for an asynchronous Rust GUI framework by John Nunley

https://notgull.github.io/async-gui/

Slint - Rustacean Station Podcast by Tobias Hunger

https://rustacean-station.org/episode/068-tobias-hunger/

Makepad: Designing modern UIs with Rust - RustNL 2023 by Rik Arends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC4FCS-oMpg

Write once, run everywhere: building apps with Dioxus - RustNL 2023 by Jonathan Kelley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSxdmXjZutI

50 Shades of Rust, or emerging Rust GUIs in a WASM world by Igor Loskutov

https://monadical.com/posts/shades-of-rust-gui-library-list.html

Simple GUI application with Slint and Rust by Olivier Goffart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBcv4V-whHk

Why is building a UI in Rust so hard? by Aloke Desai

https://www.warp.dev/blog/why-is-building-a-ui-in-rust-so-hard

Statefulness in GUIs by Sam Sartor

https://samsartor.dev/guis-1/

Announcing Masonry 0.1, and my vision for Rust UI by Oliver Faure

https://poignardazur.github.io/2023/02/02/masonry-01-and-my-vision-for-rust-ui/

Rust: state of GUI, December 2022 by Diggory Hardy

https://kas-gui.github.io/blog/state-of-GUI-2022.html

A call for blogs about Rust GUI in 2023 by Oliver Faure

https://poignardazur.github.io/2022/12/11/rust-gui-blog-posts-2023/

Status of the Druid ecosystem in December 2022 by Oliver Faure

https://poignardazur.github.io/2022/12/09/druid-ecosystem/

High Performance Rust UI by Raph Levien

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVUTZlNCb8U

Advice for the next dozen Rust GUIs by Raph Levien

https://raphlinus.github.io/rust/gui/2022/07/15/next-dozen-guis.html

egui - Rustacean Station Podcast by Emil Ernerfeldt

https://rustacean-station.org/episode/emil-ernerfeldt/

Xilem: an architecture for UI in Rust by Raph Levien

https://raphlinus.github.io/rust/gui/2022/05/07/ui-architecture.html

Rust GUI Infrastructure by Colin Rofls

https://www.cmyr.net/blog/rust-gui-infra.html

So you want to write a GUI framework by Colin Rofls

https://www.cmyr.net/blog/gui-framework-ingredients.html

Rust 2021: GUI by Raph Levien

https://raphlinus.github.io/rust/druid/2020/09/28/rust-2021.html

Towards principled reactive UI by Raph Levien

https://raphlinus.github.io/rust/druid/2020/09/25/principled-reactive-ui.html

A Survey of Rust GUI Libraries by boringcactus

https://www.boringcactus.com/2020/08/21/survey-of-rust-gui-libraries.html

Towards a unified theory of reactive UI by Raph Levien

https://raphlinus.github.io/ui/druid/2019/11/22/reactive-ui.html

Entity-Component-System architecture for UI in Rust by Raph Levien

https://raphlinus.github.io/personal/2018/05/08/ecs-ui.html