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  • State of the Terminal
    You might be interested in Arcan desktop engine ( ), which as a tui api for clients. It has been used to build an interesting shell experiment: - Source: Hacker News / 5 days ago
  • VT330/VT340 Sixel Graphics
    Kragen, what's the current status of BubbleOS? Also, I'm curious what you think of Arcan ( - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • A Guide to the Terminal, Console, and Shell
    See, in particular Lash: - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Is Wayland really the best solution
    LOL. Not. Meanwhile, one dude managed to write an entire display server that handles, both, Wayland and X11 apps: Source: over 1 year ago
  • SDL Tries Again To Prefer Wayland Over X11
    Arcan is a decent contender for an actual way forward (and like PipeWire replacing PulseAudio, Arcan natively supports X11 and Wayland clients). Source: over 1 year ago
  • i suspect that when Wayland will gained popularity: people will be replaced MPV (the only application that refused to implement window management) by another good video player application..
    Virgin Wayland babies vs the Chad Arcan users (I have no idea how to configure it help). Source: over 1 year ago
  • For those of you who like desktop-based operating systems…
    An alternative DE engine that I quite like as of now is Arcan. It's simple, focused on security and has a sound design. Though it's still somewhat experimental. There are 2 DEs based on Arcan: Durden and Prio. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Building the Future of the Command Line
    How about Arcan? [0] It seems very well reasoned, has stable API, excellent backwards compatibility and does not require GPU and i5 as this one might? Its author also has proven record and actual experience, which I'm not sure authors hpf TFA have, judging solely from their writing. 0: - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • I'm not new to Linux. I'm just dumb
    There's Arcan. Don't know much about it but I have seen this sick ass demonstration of using multiple screens over the network and it seems the git repo is still maintained! Source: over 1 year ago
  • Writing a Wayland compositor is MUCH harder than it should be
    Something like Arcan is already much more promising than Wayland. Using its segment implementation the compositor is able to dynamically simulate anything inbetween the Wayland and Xorg extremes of mechanism vs policy. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Interesting opinions on the shortcomings of Wayland
    I think Arcan also tries to handle this reasonably but I don't remember the specifics. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Unix command line conventions over time
    FWIW, you can pipe graphics sort of with arcan[1]. So its not like the ideas have been abandoned. 1. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Tell HN: Gnome on Wayland Is Amazing
    I really hope that Arcan has a future, if only for their crash resilient Wayland support. It can even cope with a GPU going away. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Qubes Tricks
    Regarding that issue, the audio problem is solvable (and has been solved in Qubes). Arcan WM also does audio forwarding tricks that can be interesting (they're similar to Qubes' answer to the problem). Source: over 2 years ago
  • On Unix composability
    Pipeword (linked to from that page) is also impressive. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • The is no longer a viable resource for *nix desktop development
    I personally looking forward to arcan: Source: almost 3 years ago

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