"Way Cooler" Is A Wayland Window Manager / Compositor Written In Rust
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 13 August 2016 at 08:25 AM EDT. 13 Comments
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Way Cooler is another project to add to the list of interesting Wayland compositors / window managers from the futuristic NEMO-UX to Swap to many others.

Way Cooler advertises itself as a tiling window manager written in Rust and targeting Wayland. Similar to Sway, Way Cooler features i3-style tiling. This new open-source project also has client application support via an IPC, a Lua scripting environment to extend the window manager, and there is support for XWayland X11 programs.

Future plans include support for floating windows, tabbed/stacked tiling, server-side borders, an Electron-powered status bar, and more.

Fans of Wayland and/or Rust looking for a fun project to check out this weekend can find Way Cooler on GitHub.
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