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- i3 feature support
- IPC feature support
- i3bar feature support
- i3-gaps feature support
- security features
Sway is available in many distributions. Try installing the "sway" package for yours. If it's not available, check out this wiki page for information on installation for your distributions.
If you're interested in packaging sway for your distribution, stop by the IRC channel or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Compiling from Source
- libinput >= 1.6.0
- json-c >= 0.13
- gdk-pixbuf2 *
- pam **
- dbus >= 1.10 ***
- scdoc (required for man pages)
*Only required for swaybar, swaybg, and swaylock
**Only required for swaylock
***Only required for tray support
Run these commands:
meson build ninja -C build sudo ninja -C build install
On systems without logind, you need to suid the sway binary:
sudo chmod a+s /usr/local/bin/sway
Sway will drop root permissions shortly after startup.
If you already use i3, then copy your i3 config to
it'll work out of the box. Otherwise, copy the sample configuration file to
~/.config/sway/config. It is usually located at
man 5 sway for information on the configuration.
sway from a TTY. Some display managers may work but are not supported by
sway (gdm is known to work fairly well).