Wayfire

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Wayfire is a Wayland compositor inspired by Compiz and based on wlroots.

Wayfire aims to create a customizable, extendable and lightweight environment without sacrificing its appearance. It features a lot of graphical effects such as the desktop cube, wobbly windows, fire animation, fish eye, workspace scale view and window rotations, among many other features.

Installation

USE flags

USE flags for gui-wm/wayfire compiz like 3D wayland compositor

X Add support for X11
gles use libglvnd to do animations more efficiently
system-wfconfig use the system-wide wf-config, else build it as a submodule. DO NOT DISABLE UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
system-wlroots use the system wide wlroots, else build it as a submodule. DO NOT DISABLE UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

Emerge

root #emerge --ask gui-wm/wayfire

Configuration

The default configuration file is ~/.config/wayfire.ini but Wayfire also supports loading custom configuration files.

Usage

Wayfire is only a wayland compositor and does not provide the full capabilities expected from a desktop environment.

It needs additional applications which implement other part of the XDG specifications from Freedesktop, such as desktop notifications, application launchers, screenshotting, screen recording and screen locking among other important necessities.

A list of wayland native applications is compiled and maintained at the Wayland Desktop Landscape article.

Removal

Unmerge

root #emerge --ask --depclean --verbose gui-wm/wayfire

See also