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  • Sway 1.5 Wayland Compositor Released With Adaptive-Sync/VRR, New Protocols

    Phoronix: Sway 1.5 Wayland Compositor Released With Adaptive-Sync/VRR, New Protocols

    Sway 1.5 is out as a big feature update to this Wayland compositor inspired by the i3 window manager. A big user-facing feature with Sway 1.5 is support for Adaptive Synchronization / Variable Refresh Rate, such as AMD FreeSync...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...y-1.5-Released

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    I'm really excited about this release, namely the headless output creation. I'm hoping it will allow me to use my phone/tablet as extra screens.

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    • #3
      The viewport extension will be useful for proper Wayland compositor integration for e.g. Firefox (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1617498)

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      • #4
        How advanced is Sway when compared to the wayland compositors of Gnome & KDE? It seems like it's so easy to manipulate. Whenever I lookup something wayland-related, I'll find some kind of explanation on how to do it in Sway with just a few intuitive terminal commands, and as a Gnome user that makes me jealous.

        Unfortunately I can't get used to tiling window managers, otherwise I'd make the switch.

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        • #5
          Sadly, i can't use it since no Freesync-over-hdmi yet.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skerit View Post
            How advanced is Sway when compared to the wayland compositors of Gnome & KDE?
            Usually all the things that don't work, are bugged or slow with other compositors just work on Sway.

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            • #7
              It's amazing that a hobby project by some guy in his basement produces better results and more featureful, higher quality software than the gnome team

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 240Hz View Post
                It's amazing that a hobby project by some guy in his basement produces better results and more featureful, higher quality software than the gnome team
                99/100, some guy in a basement has more passion than some guy paid by Red Hat.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by skerit View Post
                  How advanced is Sway when compared to the wayland compositors of Gnome & KDE? It seems like it's so easy to manipulate. Whenever I lookup something wayland-related, I'll find some kind of explanation on how to do it in Sway with just a few intuitive terminal commands, and as a Gnome user that makes me jealous.

                  Unfortunately I can't get used to tiling window managers, otherwise I'd make the switch.
                  Sway is great. I used Fluxbox and GNOME for fifteen years or so and was happy enough, but I switched to Sway in early 2020 after being frustrated with GNOME Wayland issues on HiDPI. I don't use any of Sway's tiling features. I use tabbed window mode and all windows are full screen. I put web and music on the first screen, terminals and editors on the second, email on the third. It's minimal and fast! Love it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 240Hz View Post
                    It's amazing that a hobby project by some guy in his basement produces better results and more featureful, higher quality software than the gnome team
                    he isn't wasting his time with CoC and renaming stuff with more inclusive names

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