Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.
[ New Package Request ] SwayFX
3 projects | /r/voidlinux | 3 Jun 2023
What are the chances of SwayFX being added to the repo ? I see someone had put in a PR but it was never accepted and also the package is now at version 0.3 whereas the person who put in the PR is still at 0.2 since April. Would it be bad practice for me to put in an updated PR that works as I'd be keen to maintain that package for sure ?
Kawase Blur has been added to SwayFX!
4 projects | /r/swaywm | 24 May 2023
I forked sway and added em myself! https://github.com/WillPower3309/swayfx
Rounded corners on waybar?
2 projects | /r/swaywm | 19 Mar 2023
yes, it is possible with SwayFX
I can’t get over the font change in Windows 11 task bar time 😫
2 projects | /r/aspiememes | 19 Mar 2023
Switch to Arch Linux with Wayland & https://github.com/WillPower3309/swayfx. Then add https://github.com/Alexays/Waybar for status bar.
3 projects | /r/linux_gaming | 18 Mar 2023
If sway is your Wayland desktop, check out swayfx.
[SwayFX] Gruvbox and rounded corners
5 projects | /r/swaywm | 16 Nov 2022
Is there a way to minimize windows/tasks?
3 projects | /r/swaywm | 15 Nov 2022
Most commonly, the scratchpad is used as a "minimize." There is an open issue to treat it as an actual minimize in terms of wlroots, which it currently does not do and, the issue states, can cause a crash when trying to un-minimize applications that are currently hidden on the scratchpad. You can see the github issue for more info here. There is also a patch available (link in the issue discussion) that adds the minimize functionality if you're willing to compile it yourself. I have not tested it since I don't use a taskbar and just throw unused windows into another workspace until I need them. SwayFX, a fork that was just released, which I'm currently running for the window decorations has this patch already applied.
On Desktop GUI Minimalism
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Sep 2023
Sway is fast, minimal, and flexible. Their recommended tools/addons are worth a look: https://github.com/swaywm/sway/wiki/Useful-add-ons-for-sway
From that list I use greetd + tuigreet as my login manager, sway-launcher-desktop for FZF-powered app launching, and wob for lightweight brightness and volume display (send '50' to the wob socket and it'll show 50%; it doesn't get simpler).
The technical merits of Wayland are mostly irrelevant
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Sep 2023
Sensitive features like screenshots, input methods, screen locking and whatnot are behind extensions (or portals). I'm not familiar with the state of GNOME/KDE/Flatpak, but at least on the wlroots side of things it is true that currently these extensions are enabled and accessible by any process that can talk to the Wayland socket (breaking those security benefits, as you say). This is changing with protocols such as security-context that allow a sandbox engine like Flatpak (or your custom scripts) to restrict what features apps can use. (so your browser can't register an input method, or some random app can't lock the screen)
Rethinking Window Management in Gnome
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Jul 2023
sway does all those things very well: https://swaywm.org/
Using nwg-wrapper for a HUD of help for sway modes
4 projects | /r/swaywm | 4 Jul 2023
I've added it to https://github.com/swaywm/sway/wiki/Useful-add-ons-for-sway
What is a good windows tiling manager for beginners?
3 projects | /r/debian | 1 Jul 2023
Wayland Is Pretty Good
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Jun 2023
sad to see another linux api design failure
A linux newbie has installed and configured Arch. Minimalist graphical capabilities?
5 projects | /r/archlinux | 21 Jun 2023
GTK apps taking ages to startup
4 projects | /r/archlinux | 9 Jun 2023
Just ran Sway on openSUSE. Complete noob. I need help.
2 projects | /r/swaywm | 2 Jun 2023
Read the manual on https://swaywm.org/. There are tons of youtube videos showcasing basic configuration and usage. This is extremely basic stuff you need to do yourself.2 projects | /r/swaywm | 2 Jun 2023
What are some alternatives?
Hyprland - Hyprland is a highly customizable dynamic tiling Wayland compositor that doesn't sacrifice on its looks.
wayfire - A modular and extensible wayland compositor
i3 - A tiling window manager for X11
river - A dynamic tiling Wayland compositor
awesome-wayland - A curated list of Wayland code and resources.
bspwm - A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning
qtile - :cookie: A full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written and configured in Python (X11 + Wayland)
wslg - Enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux to include support for Wayland and X server related scenarios
Waybar - Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors. :v: :tada:
dmenu-wayland - dmenu for wayland-compositors
xdg-desktop-portal-wlr - xdg-desktop-portal backend for wlroots
dwm - My clone of dwm