A library to create panels and other desktop components for Wayland using the Layer Shell protocol (by wmww)

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  • Is there some app that lets you launch a simple text overlay?
    7 projects | | 10 Aug 2022
    Here an example with GTK and python
  • Waybar start up is slow on Fedora 35
    3 projects | | 4 Nov 2021
    shivodit @ ~ $ waybar [2021-11-04 18:16:32.685] [info] Resources files: /home/shivodit/.config/waybar/config, /home/shivodit/.config/waybar/style.css [2021-11-04 18:16:56.160] [warning] For a functional tray you must have libappindicator-* installed and export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity [2021-11-04 18:16:56.167] [error] media stopped unexpectedly, is it endless? ** (waybar:2188): WARNING **: 18:16:56.184: gtk-layer-shell v0.6.0 may not work on GTK v3.24.30. If you experience crashes, check [2021-11-04 18:16:56.312] [info] Bar configured (width: 1920, height: 30) for output: DP-1
  • Wayland Vs Xorg : Pick your side
    2 projects | | 2 Nov 2021
    Ummm. .. not always the case that the client is at fault. For example the layer shell protocols of Wayland allows you to create desktop components like popup menus etc. Now the tricky part is established desktop environments like GNOME uses the xdg_surface, hence GTK only has binding or focuses explicitly on that. This has given others who wants to implement a layer shell like this gtk-layer-shell library has to do some hacking as workaround. As you see currently only tested to work with gtk3 2.24 26.while many rolling releases are already shifting gtk3 2.24.30. Some window managers or rather say status bar like waybar ( the most popular status bar project ) uses this library. And this creates problem for those wants to use any status bar that depends on tk layer shell library and are on recent updates on gtk. Gtk only sees xdg_surface, is not in a mood to support other libraries.
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wmww/gtk-layer-shell is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of gtk-layer-shell is C.

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