Open Source: Yes
Description: Awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.
Only if we don't have to also package up a billion things for it and its sane ootb.. :)
I don't think this should go in unless someone is going to be the official maintainer and integrator of it.
also package up a billion things for it
Fortunately most of it we've already packaged or I've packaged for i3, so it looks like it'd only be LGI and some test-related stuff that'd need packaging.
Most of the dependencies are already in the repos for other tiling window managers (xcb stuff), but it would require lua-lgi which isn't. All the support plugins, i.e Vicious, Lain, Blingbling, etc., users usually pull from Git anyway as they're Lua and don't need to be compiled. I don't know of any distro that packages all the plugins too.
But I will leave it to your expertise whether it's worth adding to the mix. I've used it for years, so I'm partial to it, but I may be alone in that. ;-)
But I will leave it to your expertise whether it's worth adding to the mix.
I don't think anyone is arguing the value of awesome, we just want someone to be an official maintainer of it and ensure it properly integrates and has OOTB sane defaults.
i believe awesome would be a great addition to the solus repos many advanced users would enjoy it although i would prefer jwm for being easier to configure awesome is a great wm lightweight and generally good looking if you know how to pretty it up which i dont XD i would also suggest icewm
these 3 wm are really good looking and really easy to use although some not easy to customize XD
So I got this built (like 6 months ago) but I need some recommendations for the default look & feel. Note that Awesome ships it's own panel, notification daemon, etc. so I want to avoid external tools unless there's a very good reason to use them.
Well first, let me say thank you @feskyde. I've been able to build Awesome, but frankly have never been in a position were I could maintain it.
As for "look & feel", honestly I suggest doing no more than maybe a different, Solus-default wallpaper, and perhaps theme colors. People who install it are going to end up tweaking it to their liking anyway, so I don't see any reason to go beyond just making the default a little Solus branded.
As to what colors to use, well I believe Budgie and Gnome are using Adapta now (I might be wrong, using Plasma myself), so perhaps match Adapta's green.
Removing myself (now for reals), as I lost all interest on maintaining it, all the package sources are available here if anyone else wants to give it a try.
I don't mind maintaining the package, but I don't have any idea to make the theme used by AwesomeWM inline with Solus' design philosophy.
Ah, I take back my word. I don't really use Awesome WM as daily driver, I don't think I can do it justice as package maintainer
This package has been around for far too long in accepted for inclusion with the indication that it needs a maintainer, with no accepted patches being provided. As such, now rejecting for inclusion and marking WONTFIX, as per lack of interest.,