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Sway (contracted from SirCmpwn's Wayland compositor) is an open-source Wayland compositor that is designed to be compatible with the i3 window manager.


USE flags

USE flags for dev-libs/sway i3-compatible Wayland window manager

gdk-pixbuf Enable additional image format support via the x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf library. local
swaybar Build 'swaybar': sway's status bar component. local
swaybg Build 'swaybg': allows to set a desktop background image. local
swaygrab Build 'swaygrab': allows taking screenshots or screencasts. local
swaylock Build 'swaylock': sway's screen locker. local
swaymsg Build 'swaymsg': tool for communicating with a running sway instance. local
systemd Enable use of systemd-specific libraries and features like socket activation or session tracking global
tray Enable support for StatusNotifierItem tray specification. local
wallpapers Install sway's default wallpaper image. local
zsh-completion Enable zsh completion support global


Install dev-libs/sway with:

root #emerge --ask dev-libs/sway