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josefStallman wrote

I kind of hate GNOME without a lot of tweaking, but all the features for wayland are going to end up in a lot of other distros too, so I'm 100% happy about all this.


surreal wrote

gnome is actually very nice but javascript for plugins and systemd dependency :(

it's my main desktop manager but i am looking for an alternative, needs to be wayland.


alqm wrote (edited )

It's a pity I can't recommend any alternatives with Wayland. KDE is way too different in workflow, and if you're a GNOME person like me, it's not an option.

Keep looking at MATE and Budgie Desktop! They will probably be the first to implement Wayland. Ubuntu MATE plans to use Mir as a compositor for Wayland; and Ikey Doherty from Solus announced he is already preparing the environment for Wayland.

My complaints on GNOME are about performance. Sluggish animations. They said it would improve in 3.26. There are discussions about GNOME relying on a single thread to draw the mouse, the animations and many other things all together, which keeps it from using the computer resources properly. I don't use extensions, just plain stock GNOME.

EDIT: sway is an i3 alternative for Wayland. Highly experimental. You can try with Arch.


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ziq wrote (edited )

Openbox is my go-to. MATE a close second.


alqm wrote

Sometimes I try minimal/traditional DEs/Window Managers but it's always a brief curiosity. I run MATE on my netbook. It's my favorite minimal DE. MATE has a bright future ahead of it.