GNvim - Rich Neovim GUI without any web bloat
GNvim, Neovim GUI aiming for rich code editing experience without any unnecessary web bloat.
GNvim has been my daily driver since August 2018. I try to add new features as I find time for it, and any help is welcome!
For more screenshots, see the wiki.
TL;DR to get started on Ubuntu 18.04 after cloning this repo and assuming you have rust tool chain installed:
$ sudo apt install libgtk-3-dev libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev $ # Run (unoptimized version) without installing $ GNVIM_RUNTIME_PATH=/path/to/gnvim/runtime cargo run $ # Install $ make && sudo make install
macOS (without webkit2gtk)
Webkit2gtk isn't really available for macOS. GNvim is available without said dependency, but such builds won't have the cursor tooltip feature.
To install all dependencies and build without webkit2gtk (
gtk+3 required for
librsvg is a runtime dependency for showing LSP icons in completion):
$ brew install rust gtk+3 librsvg $ make NOWEBKIT2GTK=1 $ # or with cargo $ cargo build --no-default-features
- No electron (!), build on GTK.
- Animated cursor
- Custom cursor tooltip feature to display markdown documents. Useful for implementing features like hover information or signature help (see gnvim-lsp).
- A lot of the nvim external features implemented
- Own view for
- Own view for
More externalized features will follow as they are implemented for neovim.
- Stable rust to compile
- Latest nvim release or master
- Gtk version 3.18 or higher
On some systems, Gtk packages doesn't include development files. On Ubuntu 18.04, you'll need the following ones:
$ sudo apt install libgtk-3-dev libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev
For other systems, see requirements listed by gtk-rs project here.
Note that you'll need the
libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev package too.
There are some benchmarks for internal data structures, but to run those you'll
need nightly rust. To run those benchmarks, use
cargo bench --features=unstable
You're required to have rust tool chain available. Once you have that, clone
this repo and run
make build followed by
sudo make install.
TL;DR: Without installing:
GNVIM_RUNTIME_PATH=/path/to/gnvim/runtime cargo run
GNvim requires some runtime files to be present and loaded by Neovim to work
properly. By default, GNvim will look for these files in
but this can be changed by specifying the
GNVIM_RUNTIME_PATH environment variable.
GNvim will use
nvim to run Neovim by default. If you want to change that,
you can use
--nvim flag (e.g.
For debugging purposes, there is
--print-nvim-cmd flag to tell GNvim to print
the executed nvim command.
gnvim --help for all the cli arguments.