wapanel VS Waybar

Compare wapanel vs Waybar and see what are their differences.


Desktop-dedicated wayland bar for wayfire and other wlroots based compositors. Mir compatible. (by Firstbober)


Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors. :v: :tada: (by Alexays)
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wapanel Waybar
1 92
52 4,984
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10.0 9.6
about 2 years ago 4 days ago
C++ C++
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of wapanel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning wapanel yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


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.

What are some alternatives?

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

eww - ElKowars wacky widgets

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

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

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

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


wayfire - A modular and extensible wayland compositor

manjaro-sway - manjaro linux with wayland 🖼, sway 🌴 and a lot of ♥

pipes.sh - Animated pipes terminal screensaver

MaterialDesign-Font - Distribution Repo for the TTF font

labwc - A Wayland window-stacking compositor

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