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Name: Waybar
Homepage: https://github.com/Alexays/Waybar
Why should this be in the Solus repo?: Waybar is a highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway and Wlroots based compositors. The repo currently has 'Swaybar' but 'Waybar' adds more functionality (think i3bar vs polybar). This would be a great bar to round out the Solus Sway experience (which is probably very underused yet actually quite good).
Is it open source: Yes - https://github.com/Alexays/Waybar/archive/refs/tags/0.9.7.tar.gz

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h3o created this task.Apr 25 2021, 6:18 PM

Solus doesn't use Wayland right now. Does this work in x11? I checked the the Arch and OpenSUSE packages and they both depend on Wayland so I'm assuming the answer is no.

h3o added a comment.Apr 25 2021, 9:13 PM

Hi Reilly, this wouldn't work in X11 but I am 95% sure (maybe less now) that I am running wayland in Solus via Sway and a tty login. When running Sway this way (vs through LightDM) I notice that Xorg is not running, and Wayland programs such as Sway and Wofi (installed from source) do run. I also have my Firefox running in a Wayland environment as confirmed on about:support. I'm not a tech person so could be missing the obvious here, but could swear I'm using Wayland right now lol

Note: "echo $WAYLAND_DISPLAY" also returns "wayland-0", if that means anything.

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Apr 25 2021, 11:16 PM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.