Way Cooler is the compositor component of AwesomeWM for Wayland.
To build Way Cooler, ensure you have meson installed
(as well as wlroots, or use the
and build it locally).
meson build ninja -C build
To run the compositor simply execute
build/way-cooler/way-cooler in a TTY or
any existing window manager.
It can run with this patched version of the Awesome
client. The simplest way to execute both
is to run
way-cooler -c </path/to/patched/awesome>.
Though technically they can run standalone, the compositor is not usable by itself and the client will fail out in other compositor due to the custom protocols not being present.
Way Cooler is under active development. If you would like to contribute you can contact me best on IRC (I also hang out on freenode).
Master is not usable for production. There are old versions of Way Cooler that do work, however:
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Way Cooler README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.