KwesomeDE VS picom

Compare KwesomeDE vs picom and see what are their differences.


A desktop environment made in AwesomeWM (by Kasper24)


A lightweight compositor for X11 (by pijulius)
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KwesomeDE picom
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9.4 6.6
7 months ago 4 days ago
Lua C
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of KwesomeDE. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-20.
  • Awesome WM customizer/configurator
    9 projects | /r/awesomewm | 20 Feb 2023
    u/BaigGam3rss I still have some work to do to make my own widgets but you probably start with the documentation [1][2]. And then look at some other projects that use Awesome API to build widgets (ex: [3][4][5][6][7]).
  • Network manager?
    3 projects | /r/awesomewm | 19 Feb 2023
    I found the wireless widget from quite nice.
  • looking for the best awesomewm config
    17 projects | /r/awesomewm | 6 Jan 2023
  • Newbie to window manager, why use awesome over other dynamic wm ?
    6 projects | /r/awesomewm | 20 Dec 2022
    Awesome is very different from other window managers...It's a framework window manager! Through its API you can create widgets that are not possible in other WMs (ex: [1],[2],[3].[4]). Furthermore, AwesomeWM can be used as a tiling window managers and as a stacking window managers (like XFCE).
  • Dropdown menu in awesome wm
    3 projects | /r/awesomewm | 26 Sep 2022
    Yes it is possible to do with Awesome API, some examples:
  • Import pywal awesome?
    2 projects | /r/awesomewm | 31 Jul 2022
    Sorry looks like i misspelt the name, here it is
  • animations
    13 projects | /r/awesomewm | 25 May 2022
    KwesomeDE - as well as implementing what seems like his own animations and reinventing a few more wheels than I think will practically ever work outside his own system, though thoroughly interesting.


Posts with mentions or reviews of picom. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-21.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing KwesomeDE and picom you can also consider the following projects:

awesomewm-config - RAVEN2CZ: AwesomeWM Configuration, Libraries and Themes.

picom - A lightweight compositor for X11

yoru - 夜 - Yoru | Aesthetic and Beautiful Awesome Environment :first_quarter_moon:

rubato - Create smooth animations with a slope curve for awesomeWM

bling - Utilities for the awesome window manager

picom - A lightweight compositor for X11

rice - Home Sweet Home

dotfiles - pls help

dotfiles - A repository that contains a collection of various rices that i made over the time

dotfiles - My Awesomewm dotfile