Re: [dev] Wayland compositors

From: Hadrien Lacour <>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 15:43:51 +0000

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 03:49:43PM +0200, Maarten van Gompel wrote:
> Hi Nick et al,
> With Sxmo we're currently also moving towards wayland (we'll have to
> reinvent what the X in our name means then). We found that, especially
> on the Pinephone, the performance under Wayland is simply superior to
> that on X11. We settled on sway to replace dwm, as dwl still lacks the
> maturity we need and sway has that going for it. I agree it comes with
> maybe a few too many bells & whistles as we'd like. Though of course, by
> definition a wayland compositor has a considerably higher complexity
> than an X11 window manager anyway.
> We will also keep supporting X and the suckless stack, but
> Wayland will become the default in the very near future for us.
> Unfortunately this means we had to look for comparable alternatives for
> the suckless software stack we've grown attached to. But fortunately
> there are people taking up wayland-focused initiatives with a similar
> philosophy. Thus far we have:
> dwm -> sway (granted, not the same thing)
> svkbd -> wvkbd (see
> st -> foot
> dmenu -> bemenu

If only there was an equivalent to lemonbar and bspwm+sxhkd (not possible from
what I understand; unless the compositor launches the binary, maybe?). looks like a better concept but foot is
maintained and doesn't bundle wld, at least.
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