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Name: AwesomeWM
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.

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folcred created this task.Oct 9 2016, 4:17 PM

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.

Agree with @JoshStrobl's assessment.

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. ;-)

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Oct 9 2016, 4:49 PM

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

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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.

folcred added a comment.EditedJun 13 2018, 11:29 PM

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.

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feskyde removed feskyde as the assignee of this task.Jul 14 2018, 11:47 PM

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.

yursan9 added a subscriber: yursan9.EditedJul 15 2018, 7:22 AM

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

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JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Aug 11 2018, 1:34 PM
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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.,