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  • Sway 1.0 Released For This i3-Compatible Wayland Compositor

    Phoronix: Sway 1.0 Released For This i3-Compatible Wayland Compositor

    Sway 1.0 is now available for this independent Wayland compositor that is inspired by the i3 X11 window manager and has matured with quite an in-depth feature set as well as evolved along with its own "WLROOTS" Wayland library...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...y-1.0-Released

  • #2
    Nice ! I hope applications will use the protocols to get rid of some annoying things (like broken copy paste, or idle when youtube is playing, ...).
    And the multi-gpu support is so well done you can't even see it !

    Drew DeVault if you read that : congratulations !!

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    • #3
      Perfect timing.

      Just about to install the OS on my new build, this should be in the repos in a few hours so I can now do without AUR packages in my GUI stack altogether. Nice...

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      • #4
        Sway just proves that often it does make sense to start from scratch. Imagine KDE or Gnome made from scratch... so many silly things can be done differently.

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        • #5
          Not only that, but by developing wlroots as well the author has created shoulders for other people to stand on.

          This is someone that has not only just written a new compositor but also laid a foundation for others to build on with the goal of a common standard.

          Hats off to you Drew, you're doing an excellent job
          Last edited by Slithery; 03-11-2019, 01:11 PM.

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          • #6
            Now only if it played nice with my stupid nvidia GPU

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            • #7
              Originally posted by swoorup View Post
              Now only if it played nice with my stupid nvidia GPU
              Now only if nvidia played nicely.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Slithery View Post
                ...this should be in the repos in a few hours...
                Silly me for underestimating, it's only been 27 minutes since I posted that and we're ready to roll

                Thanks Jerome. Can now install my OS with no additional repos needed

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                • #9
                  This is so true. Actually I see GNome as really benefiting from major refactoring. The KDE/Q crowd is trying to modernize with code more compliant with the latest C++ standards.

                  Which brings me to perhaps the biggest issue here, the code base is still largely C. While the timing probaly isn’t good for a switch to a modern language I really believe the Linux community must start looking at alternatives to C if we want to increase the quality of system software and apps. That means Rust, Swift or one of the other new breed of languages.

                  Originally posted by msotirov View Post
                  Sway just proves that often it does make sense to start from scratch. Imagine KDE or Gnome made from scratch... so many silly things can be done differently.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mskarbek View Post

                    Now only if nvidia played nicely.
                    I doubt this project will be enough to sway Nvidia.

                    Silly puns aside, I do really like this project and I want to congratulate everyone involved. Once it hits Debian Unstable repos it's going to have a permanent spot on my PC, so thank you very much everyone who contributed

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