minifb 0.17.0

Cross-platform window setup with optional bitmap rendering

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minifb is a cross platform library written in Rust and that makes it easy to setup a window and to (optional) display a 32-bit pixel buffer. It also makes it easy to get input from keyboard and mouse. An example is the best way to show how it works:



# Cargo.toml
minifb = "0.17"


extern crate minifb;

use minifb::{Key, Window, WindowOptions};

const WIDTH: usize = 640;
const HEIGHT: usize = 360;

fn main() {
    let mut buffer: Vec<u32> = vec![0; WIDTH * HEIGHT];

    let mut window = Window::new(
        "Test - ESC to exit",
    .unwrap_or_else(|e| {
        panic!("{}", e);

    // Limit to max ~60 fps update rate

    while window.is_open() && !window.is_key_down(Key::Escape) {
        for i in buffer.iter_mut() {
            *i = 0; // write something more funny here!

        // We unwrap here as we want this code to exit if it fails. Real applications may want to handle this in a different way
            .update_with_buffer(&buffer, WIDTH, HEIGHT)


Currently macOS, Linux and Windows (64-bit and 32-bit) are the current supported platforms. X11 (Linux/FreeBSD/etc) support has been tested on Ubuntu (x64). Linux Wayland support is also available. Bug report(s) for other OSes/CPUs are welcome! Notice: That after 0.13 Redox hasn't been updated and some work is required to get that working again. PR are welcome.

Build instructions

On Linux you may need to install these dependencies first:

sudo apt install libxkbcommon-dev libwayland-cursor0 libwayland-dev
cargo build
cargo run --example noise

This will run the noise example


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