If you have any questions, please let me know. I'm happy to answer all of them.
The source of the project can be found here:
Now, playing a bit of devils advocate, why shall I abandon either of those in favour of Alacritty? XTerm, in particular, has much lower memory usage and significantly lower latency.
However, there are other advantages that I personally am really fond of (after all I myself joined the project long after it was started).
For many the incredible throughput is probably a big plus. And I have to admit it's just fun to play around with. Using ascii to play videos at almost HD quality.
But the reason why I use it myself is much more subtle, it's mainly about the little things. So it's hard to put a finger on 'the one thing' why I enjoy it.
It has sane defaults and is much simpler to configure than something like URxvt. It is lighter than VTE and doesn't pull in as many dependencies. It has all the right features that I value which is often much more a preference than something easily objectifyable. It's also easy for me to hack on because even before I joined upstream was very cooperative.
In general I think it really depends on what you value so my personal opinion might be of little value to you or anyone else. So really the only way I see to tell if you are a fan of it or not is to just give it a shot.
Thank you for all the hard work. It might go unsaid sometimes, but it is not unnoticed!
Thanks for going out of your way to say that! It's incredibly encouraging to see people enjoy Alacritty and hopefully that will drive many others to join and make it even better than it is now!
Daemon mode has also been proposed, however there's only limited advantages Alacritty would gain from that. However it does seem like it's necessary to get proper support for macOS for example, so it will likely come too.