v0.3.12 ("Stable")

  • Development series finished. Working on next major version...
  • The tray applet can be tempermental on some DEs, this will be addressed in next version.

v1.0.0 (dev: v0.6.0)

  • New command line utility
  • New website and documentation
  • Rewrite tray applet to fix its shortcomings
  • Refactor Controller (first pass, 2018)
  • Refactor Controller (second pass, 2019)
  • Port Controller to PyQt5 (third refactor, 2020)
  • Implement Devices tab
  • Implement Preferences
  • Implement Effects tab ("application profiles" replacement)
  • Implement Presets tab ("profiles")
  • Implement Triggers tab (a new feature to activate presets based on events, such as session login)
  • Beta Release - Cross-distro, device testing and finalizing documentation


  • Browse/share effects designed by other Polychromatic users.

Future Ambitions

  • Add backend support for Philips Hue.
  • Add backend support for OpenRGB.
  • Key remapping (macro) support.
  • Interactive effect layers.
  • Port application to Windows and macOS.

The roadmap is subject to change at any time.