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i3 support for Wayland

asked 2012-10-23 18:14:18 +0000

kevin gravatar image

With the recent release of Wayland, I was currious about i3 plans regarding this display protocol.

Did anyone investigated how much work it would require ? Any work done ? I might be interested in contributing to the projet, if some guided routes are avaibles.

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answered 2012-10-23 18:23:27 +0000

Michael gravatar image

updated 2013-07-23 18:36:02 +0000

Nothing done, no immediate plans. The last time I tried the state of the art wayland fedora image, it was not usable at all. I don’t have time/motivation to be an early adopter in this case, so I’ll wait until some other window manager is ported over to wayland.

Updated to clarify that as of now (2013-07) this situation has not changed. SardemFF7 has expressed some interest in working on an i3 wayland port, though. See his page

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It seems that some libraries are ported to Wayland and xwayland works well with lots of applications. A GNU/Linux distribution is made only on top of Weston and could be a good choice to test new software there:

Turicas gravatar imageTuricas ( 2013-04-03 00:29:04 +0000 )edit

Update: Fedora 21 has arrived and has a much stable Wayland implementation.

viyat gravatar imageviyat ( 2014-12-19 14:16:25 +0000 )edit

Yet another update: GNOME has all its core applications working on Wayland. Do you have a timetable in mind yet?

hexa- gravatar imagehexa- ( 2015-07-18 08:55:13 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-06-03 21:57:04 +0000

Licaon_Kter gravatar image

Some recent links: (I use i3wm on my RPi since it's pretty light even on the current un-accelerated X, so this makes me sad) (some hope)

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answered 2012-10-27 09:00:58 +0000

LB gravatar image

For what it's worth, Wayland includes a refernece a reference window manager/compositor, Weston.

Also, there is now ADWC, a tiling window manager for Wayland.

But we'd all prefer I3 for Wayland, I'm sure ;)

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