From phoronix.com "With the Green Island Compositor, the Hawaii Desktop is looking to be the very first Wayland-friendly desktop environment for Linux. The Hawaii desktop is the product of the Maui OS team, a Linux distribution that's trying to avoid traditional packages and instead provide a minimal image with the Linux kernel, systemd, ConnMan, and other core components, while being powered by a Wayland desktop."
Install official repositories.from the
For pre-release versions, an AUR.AUR build is in the
Alternatively, you can use the upstream binary package for hawaii. Click on the tab labeled "Arch Linux" and follow the instructions.
Without login manager
To run hawaii without a login manager, simply add
exec hawaii to the startup script of your choice (e.g. ~/.xinitrc.)
With login manager
Can you start hawaii with a display manager? Will current display managers work for a Wayland based destop environment? this article.
Awesome automatically installs a config file for these display managers. You don't need to do anything special to see awesome offered at login.
Create as root:
[Desktop Entry] Name=hawaii Comment=Wayland Desktop Environment Type=Application Exec=/usr/bin/hawaii TryExec=/usr/bin/hawaii