Fedora 38 could arrive with a new option with Sway

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Reading through the communities of different Linux projects, and also watching some videos on YouTube, I don't know whether to venture to say that window managers (wm or Window Manager in English) are in fashion. There are many who say that they enjoy using i3 or Bspwn, and also, I would not get this impression if they were not taken into account by important projects. For example, not long ago it came out Ubuntu Sway Remix, and now we know that Fedora 38 it might be available with the same window manager.

In April of last year, Fedora 34 I arrive with a new "spin", one with i3wm. To be honest, it's one I was using for quite a while, until I experienced some gross crashes and decided to go back to Plasma. i3wm uses X.org, and has a (long) expiration date because the future passes through Wayland. According to some people, Sway It is the evolution of i3, and there is a proposal on the table for Fedora 38 to arrive with a spin on that window manager as well.

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Fedora 38 will arrive in April 2023

According to the proposal:

Fedora Window Manager spons greatly benefit users who enjoy a minimal desktop. Sway is starting to get pretty polished and continues to gain traction from the community. Fedora, in particular, has first-class experience with Wayland, which makes the case for having a spin of the Wayland window manager even more compelling.

For these reasons, we propose creating a spin for Sway and another for ostree, called Sericea.

The goal of both spins would be to create a turnkey environment to enjoy Fedora and Sway in a functional and beautiful way. To achieve this, we plan to put the minimum number of packages in those spins to achieve the stated goal. Aleksei Bavshin has started an RFC for the Sway source code package that would extend it by creating three subpackages with the Fedora default Sway configuration.

Along with Sway's spin, too the arrival of another from ostree is debated. The benefits for the project itself would rather be those of the users themselves, especially those who use the operating system on low-resource computers. Right now you can use Sway in Fedora, but you have to install it by the user and everything would be better if it was done from the base.

The Sway spin could be a reality in Fedora 38, a version that expected for April 2023.

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