So the idea has seem got a good response. So now I’m thinking about doing it. .I’ve got one question before?
How would we approach github?
1)I’ve just read the BSPWM posts and it seems they prepared a github repository with collaborative access. (Something along those lines I believe). I would appreciate some help with the actual way on how I would set this up. Maybe also a telegram??
2) The Config Itself
There are a two rules I would like to follow if that is okay with everyone.
- Stay as close to the i3 config as we can. One it means less effort just to make it a little easier and I believe it is a good starting because @joekamprad configs are pretty slick. Is this ok?
2)Try to stay wayland-native apps.
Now about the apps… Here are my thoughts
Terminal - Alacrity (kitty and termite are also options and well as foot)
Files - If Thunar can support wayland natively we will go with that. Otherwise we can use either Pcmanfm-qt or Pcmanfm-gtk3. This will also choose the toolkit we use.
Text editor CLI - stay with nano? (Vim)
Text editor GUI - Still thinking any ideas?? Maybe Geany.
Bar - This is one aspect I would like to differ from the i3 is it ok with everyone to use waybar over swaybar. The actual way it will look will mimic i3’s
Polkit - I was acc thinking of lxpolkit but after reading the i3 configs they use GNOME’s but thats fine as well.
Firefox - right more on this later but I really want Firefox on the sway editor to be wayland native. I understand we can’t use AUR packages but if I’ve read the post on BSPWM right we can create PKGBUILDS and they could (possibly) be added to the main repository. As fedora wayland Firefox is in the AUR
Screenshot - Either Grinshot or Swappy acc looks better. (Both are only in the AUR.)
Login Manager - Lighdm if it works or GDM (its the only that sway takes into account even though not officially)
Application Launchers - Wofi and NWG-laucher to act as the rofi in i3. NWG-bar to use as the power menu.
Color Theme - Stick with the i3
Theme configurater - Lxapperance and Qt5ct (through kvantum)
Transparency and Blur - Sway does not support blur as in wayland the WM is the compositor. We will follow i3 in everything else.
Wallpaper manager - ouguri
Notifications - Mako
Lock screen - although Sway supports i3lock ill think we’d rather use swaylock
- Packages; unlike i3 and bspwm there are one or two apps that are in the AUR. What would be the sway to apporach this? @joekamprad
- Notably I’d think it be useful to a firefox wayland.
I’ve studied the install script a bit ( or at least the part that was on the BSPWM chat) and it’s seems what is done is creating a new user then copying the config file, making the scripts exacutable then copying those as well. (Sway doesn’t have .Xresources)
However there are something that need to be added to /etc/environment would this be done the same way? @joekamprad Would I just provide a file for that and you copy it over on the script?
Everything else would remain the same?
Also i’ve noticed that the config files don’t contain a rofi? Is this somewhere else?
So i think we’ll all start working out the kinks in the i3 config when we use it on sway. We’ll set it all up with notifications polkit etc;
Is anyone wanting to work on the waybar? It would make stuff a bit quicker and it’s kinda fun too!
Also is their anyone comfortable with creating packages for us, obviously check with the devs first tho.
DISCLAMIER : I know nothing about creating an ISO, I understand parts of the install script but that’s literally it but that’s why we have a community!