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Offline paxmark1

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Sway - the Wayland drop in replacement for I3
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:06:11 am »
I do keep an I3 tiling wm on some installs  that use testing in case "parts" of graphics goes seriously wrong, and also because some of my kit is quite old.

I wiped my 32G sdhc on the tiny old netbook of an I3 install of Sparky and presently have a sid install that I update in tty

I see the tutorial for Buster and Sway on the sway github, but I am waiting patiently for the sway in experimental to drop to sid.  I ran Wayland/weston in early 2016, only thing that would work was mpv, and it worked perfectly.  I have other fish to fry and lots of painting and house fix up stuff - but if anyone has had any luck with a pure wayland, you can post here. 

It is a 32 bit cpu, I still have a several year old Sparky on the hard drive, but well - not as many options in distros for 32 bit for a fresh install.   
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Re: Sway - the Wayland drop in replacement for I3
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 12:02:30 am »
There is always
https://sparkylinux.org/sway/

So what is the purpose of this?  Sparky users can test and evaluate sway, kick the tires. My usage will be a more "staid" or conventional  or debian approach, I might encounter problems 5 days before testing does.   Another reason is that posts like this about ongoing new trends in linux might yield more eyes to Sparky via search engine searches.

Notes    via https://github.com/swaywm/sway/wiki

Sway does not work well (or at all) in a vm - from another source.

Nvidia users
All proprietary graphics drivers are unsupported.

Login managers
Some login managers support Wayland, and others don't.    ##tty  is the easiest

My results

Up and running.  import of config from etc worked. Did not start from a tty1 under root with tmux splitscreen.  It did start in a flash from tty2 via typing 'sway" 

Investigting terminals.  Hello trusted name.  Kovid Goyal.    (Calibre fame)
https://sw.kovidgoyal.net/kitty/        ## however kitty wont play   

https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/2770     ##

mod-enter yields lxterm. 
« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 12:04:40 am by paxmark1 »
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Re: Sway - the Wayland drop in replacement for I3
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 02:00:58 am »
[off-topic] I'd love to see an equivalent level of enthusiasm for bspwm.  Just sayin'  ;) [/off-topic]

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Re: Sway - the Wayland drop in replacement for I3
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 07:16:02 pm »
I noticed    lami07 's desktop picture of waybar.  Quite the slog through the mud (think friction and effort - not dirt) to get it to compile. I had to keep adding dependencies for it to build in meson.  When finally done - Rather tall in my tiny screen, but I have not worked with the config.  I continue burning candles on both ends in multiple dimensions. 

Sway is still in experimental. It does not feel like it is experimental, but I have no idea how it would work in Po Tolo - Debian testing  at this moment as I am evaluating it in Sid-unstable.  Waybar is one of several hundred gits that need a Debian mentor.  Someone started it, then stopped.  If you should have a choice between a Ubuntu package in somoeones repository or builiding - as always I would say avoid the Ubuntu repository and build from scratch.   

peace out. 
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Re: Sway - the Wayland drop in replacement for I3
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 08:11:25 pm »
You can grab newest waybar from sparky-unstable repo. I intend to keep ''debianizing'' waybar for sparky.

I can share my waybar config and style files if any one is interested.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 08:15:33 pm by lami07 »
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Re: Sway - the Wayland drop in replacement for I3
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 11:53:49 pm »
Via Planet Debian. 

Switching from Gnome to a tiling window manager
https://blog.freesources.org//posts/2019/12/switch_to_sway/lls

He is a dev I believe
He documents what he did to get sway installed onto a stable Debian desktop.  And the configuration changes and what he going to officially backport to Debian Stable Backports and his goal of getting moved over to py3status for his sway install. 
https://github.com/ultrabug/py3status

Me, I am just coasting along just having the standard sway install presently.  Busy busy.  Back to the muriatic acid on the ancient concrete block shower.  Neutralize, Paint.  ...
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