Sway 1.6-rc1 Released With Better Touchscreen/Tablet Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 17 March 2021 at 12:00 AM EDT. 24 Comments
For fans of Sway as the i3-inspired Wayland compositor the v1.6 update is coming soon while out today is the release candidate.

Sway continues enjoying a lot of popularity as one of the "alternative" and lightweight Wayland compositors as well as for spearheading the WLROOTS compositor support library. With Sway 1.6-rc1 there are more improvements inbound for bettering this compositor.

Sway 1.6 will feature smoother interactive move/resize operations, better touchscreen and tablet input support, Snap/Flatpak apps to better integrate with the system via the XDG-Foreign protocol, improved i3 compatibility, a new option to allow hiding the cursor when typing, and tray icon support for systems without systemd/elogind. Sway 1.6-rc1 also features input method editor improvements too among the 200+ changes building up for this next milestone.

Source downloads and more details on Sway 1.6-rc1 via GitHub.
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