Waybar VS eww

Compare Waybar vs eww and see what are their differences.


Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors. :v: :tada: (by Alexays)
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Waybar eww
92 115
5,353 8,355
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9.7 8.1
4 days ago 11 days ago
C++ Rust
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Waybar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-09.


Posts with mentions or reviews of eww. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-23.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Waybar and eww you can also consider the following projects:

i3status-rust - Very resourcefriendly and feature-rich replacement for i3status, written in pure Rust

conky - Light-weight system monitor for X, Wayland (sort of), and other things, too

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

rofi - A huge collection of Rofi based custom Applets, Launchers & Powermenus.

pywal - 🎨 Generate and change color-schemes on the fly.

dwm-flexipatch - A dwm build with preprocessor directives to decide which patches to include during build time

nwg-panel - GTK3-based panel for sway and Hyprland Wayland compositors

Hyprland - Hyprland is a highly customizable dynamic tiling Wayland compositor that doesn't sacrifice on its looks.


bumblebee-status - bumblebee-status is a modular, theme-able status line generator for the i3 window manager.

wayfire - A modular and extensible wayland compositor

dotfiles-awesome - Configuration for the Awesome window manager