Having re-read this post, I realize I sound kind of whiny. Not intended, just reporting what I have found so far. Actually I think it is getting close.
I got my ownership and permissions worked out. Now to fix the installer so it works out of the box. Will work on next.
I installed xfce4-terminal and Welcome now partially works.
@manuel Welcome doesn’t come up automatically on first boot, where is that setting? Is that just in auto-start?
Welcome - Update System now works with xfce-terminal, but Welcome stays on top of the terminal window and cannot move the Welcome window . Sway problem, Welcome window not floating? It may be that this isn’t fixable?
Welcome - EndeavourOS default wallpaper - still comes up and says no DE.
Welcome - choose one of the EndeavourOS wallpapers - Brings up window listing wallpapers which is now endeavouros-wallpaper.png and lightdmbackground.png. All DE specific wallpapers are gone with the new endeavouros-theming package.
Select wallpaper, then OK. Comes up and says no DE. It’s like welcome does not recognize Sway as a valid DE or WM then says nope, aint gonna do it.
alacritty does not work yet in Arm. I’m out of ideas there.
Then I am totally lost on short cuts.
how to bring up wofi from keyboard
Some windows can close with Esc, Some have exit in the menu bar. How can one close a window from the keyboard, such as meta-c in i3?
Audio doesn’t work yet with PulseAudio. I switched it over to pipewire, and same symptoms.
Since Sway is wayland, I figured why now use pipewire and go wayland all the way.
Will work on audio later.
Speaking of Audio, if I click on the audio speaker on the panel, the sound settings come up but I can not get rid of the window. The only way to remove it is to log out, then log in.
There is absolutely no hurry on any of these fixes. It will be done when it’s done. No timetables or deadlines.
Also, It might be nice for someone to write up a list of short cuts, symlinks, or what ever they are called. Such as meta-enter for a new terminal in i3, meta c to close window in i3. Does Sway have equivalents to these?
At this point I will leave it up to someone else to check if any of these symptoms are present in the x86_64 version. When I am finished with the arm installer, I will have more time to check x86_64 stuff.
Looks good so far. Thank you to all who have participated in this project. It is getting close.