Top 23 Wayland Open-Source Projects
i3-compatible Wayland compositorProject mention: Window drop shadows | reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-05-15
Simple animated GIF screen recorder with an easy to use interfaceProject mention: GTK-based Screen Recorder? | reddit.com/r/xfce | 2021-05-07
Peek is fantastic if you don't need sound. Otherwise maybe Kooha?
Scout APM - Leading-edge performance monitoring starting at $39/month. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.
Run GUI applications and desktops in docker. Focus on security.Project mention: How can I make run GUI applications run form inside a docker container? | reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-03-18
Checkout x11docker, it can be a little tricky to get things setup but it worked great when I was trying to run a Qt app in a Docker container.
A modular Wayland compositor libraryProject mention: Firefox and Chromium are buggy on Sway | reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-05-07
Firefox * this bug still hasn't been fixed. * sometimes, the firefox window becomes floating automatically without any user intervention * this and this bug was fixed only recently
Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors. :v: :tada:Project mention: Possible to format a floating point to a fixed number of characters in Waybar? | reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-05-17
OP asked about CPU load, which is a double
QML based X11 and Wayland display managerProject mention: This week in KDE: Support for GPU hot-plug and FreeSync, and so much more... | reddit.com/r/kde | 2021-04-30
A lightweight Wayland notification daemonProject mention: quick question: do i really need to exec mako on sway start? | reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-03-24
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Arcan - [Display Server, Multimedia Framework, Game Engine] -> "Desktop Engine"Project mention: What is your opinion on the Arcan desktop engine? | reddit.com/r/plan9 | 2021-04-14
There is this project called Arcan which is a desktop engine for Unix inspired greately by Plan 9's rio.
3D wayland compositorProject mention: Blurry Background in Terminal | reddit.com/r/pop_os | 2021-04-12
ksnip the cross-platform screenshot and annotation toolProject mention: No titlebar close button on ksnip after capture | reddit.com/r/kde | 2021-03-19
The problem comes from kwin which calculates in a strange way the positioning of the buttons in the titlebar https://github.com/ksnip/ksnip/issues/588#issuecomment-802668193
Image viewer for X11/WaylandProject mention: If the downloaded file is a image, show it in a the default image viewer | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2021-03-30
So I thought, that if the file, youtube-dl points to, is a image (jpg/png) then it would use imv, which can show the file from stdin.
A dynamic tiling wayland compositorProject mention: it's funny, being *the* expert on all the ways that your project [Rust] needs improvement or has fallen short, and then watching people pick completely unrelated non-issues to find problems with | reddit.com/r/programmingcirclejerk | 2021-05-02
Grab images from a Wayland compositorProject mention: Flameshot, powerful screenshot tool, fully support Wayland (able to run on sway) | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-13
I don't wanna poop on their parade, but haven't Wayland screenshotters been around for a while? https://github.com/emersion/grim
That one has at least been around for long enough, and has worked perfectly under Sway for long enough, that I had to look up its name because I had it bound to a hotkey and had forgotten what it was called.
A smithy for rusty wayland compositorsProject mention: Are there any ongoing efforts of making a desktop environment (similar to KDE or Gnome) in Rust? | reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-03-11
Smithay is indeed still active, though I recommend to check the github repo directly: https://github.com/Smithay/smithay/
Command-line copy/paste utilities for WaylandProject mention: I made a program for copying strings in Crostini. | reddit.com/r/Crostini | 2021-02-10
Wow, I never thought that why my wl-copy did not work was because that it was too old. Good try, Debian. The latest code also works for me: https://github.com/bugaevc/wl-clipboard.
Rust implementation of the wayland protocol (client and server).Project mention: Are there any ongoing efforts of making a desktop environment (similar to KDE or Gnome) in Rust? | reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-03-11
There's also https://github.com/Smithay/wayland-rs
Configuration for Arch Linux, sway, kitty, kakoune, zsh and more + scripted installation guide (by maximbaz)Project mention: [HELP]I'm having a kernel panic and can't control the keyboard at all. | reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-04-02
I customized install.sh to be similar to the environment I was looking for, and when I tried it, I was told that there was no detached luks header, and I tried to exit rootfs and reboot, but an error occurred on exit.
A Wayland kioskProject mention: Need help setting up AL ARM 'kiosk', single gui app on RPI 4 | reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-05-03
You might consider https://github.com/Hjdskes/cage.
Select a region in a Wayland compositorProject mention: Mouse Any Link To Make A Movemousewithkeyboardmode | reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-02-03
But I've found the slurp is a lot better source base to try accomplish it.
An emoji and character picker for rofi 😁Project mention: How do I insert symbols in text files? Uses nano as default editor, also have atom installed. | reddit.com/r/i3wm | 2021-05-07
I use Rofimoji in a keyboard shortcut. It's pretty much an emoticon keyboard.
Gromit-MPX is an on-screen annotation tool that works with any Unix desktop environment under X11 as well as Wayland.Project mention: Image viewer with annotations (etc add rectangle) | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 2021-03-11
I use Gromit-MPX. With it you can toggle "painting mode" with a hotkey (e.g. F9), making your screen essentially a big whiteboard on which you can draw in various colors and thiccnessess.
A curated list of Wayland code and resources.Project mention: Sway essentials / tools | reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-04-22
A VNC server for wlroots based Wayland compositorsProject mention: Screencasting From Pinephone to Linux Desktop | reddit.com/r/PinePhoneOfficial | 2021-03-30
Mobian doesn't package wayvnc in the apt repos, so I had to build it from source using the instructions on the git repo: https://github.com/any1/wayvnc
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