carbonOS - a new linux distro with a new DE and Wayfire WM

wayland
#1

So remember that post a while back about wayfire, a compiz-like WM running on wayland?

Wayfire : a DE-agnostic and fully-featured wayland compositor

Well … now theres a distro for that - carbonOS. With a brand new DE too.

https://bitbucket.org/carbonOS

They say it is still quite young, but heres a quick demo video they made.

I dont normally get too excited about things like this.
But I AM excited about wayland improvements and usability.
If this distro/DE can get it running smooth … in the future manjaro might be able to as well. :slight_smile:

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Wayfire : a DE-agnostic and fully-featured wayland compositor
#3

AHA! you ninja editor!
I will edit the OP with link to source…

#4

Oops, wrong carbonOS.
There was actually a dos clone called carbonOS as well. :wink:

#5

He he he, I actually found it myself here:

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#6

Well… How long this one will be alive? One year? Less? More? I think I’ll wait for Mate to be ported to Wayland (using mir?!).

At least I’ll get a kinda complete and working environment :slight_smile:

#7

This distro may or may not continue … but the techno/practical advancements are exponential and shared…

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#8

More or less it is a shell for Gnome …

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#9

Yes, gnome, got it running on manjaro in a TTY:

#10

At least, code is shared. But will it be used anywhere else?

#11

yay for Wayland advancement.

besides that, i dont see a real inovation in this OS/DE in terms of design

btw that a really unfortunate name for it, because there used to be a carbynOS.

@fredb74 i think mir is no longer developed.

#12

Erh…

https://github.com/MirServer/mir/releases/tag/v1.1.0 -> December 16th, 2018…

#13

from my Ubuntu days, i remember Mir was seen as the future, then they gave up…

#14

More here

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