Wayfire Is A New Wayland Compositor That Supports Desktop Cube, Expo & Other Plugins
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 22 March 2018 at 05:16 AM EDT. 24 Comments
WAYLAND --
Wayfire is a new independent Wayland compositor project built atop libweston. Wayfire supports compositor plug-ins to offer a desktop cube and more, so you can relive the old days when having a spinning desktop cube was all the rage in the early days of Compiz/Beryl.

Learning about this Wayfire compositor this morning and it advertising a desktop cube plug-in sure brings back memories from more than a decade ago:


Wayfire has not only a desktop cube option but also expo / live workspace previews, grid, auto-snap at edges, and other plug-ins. Wayfire is self-described as a 3D Wayland compositor built off the Weston library and supports workspaces, configurable bindings, and is currently working on a variety of visual elements. XWayland should already be working with this compositor. Wayfire is currently tackling tiling window support, window rules, on-screen keyboard support, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about this hobbyist compositor project, stop by Wayfire on GitHub to learn more.
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