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"...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."

Note: The hawaii desktop environment, has not reached its stable 1.0 release. The latest version is 0.2.0. It may not work properly on your system.


Ensure wayland and weston are installed from the official repositories.

Install hawaii-meta-gitAUR from the AUR.

Alternatively, you can use the upstream binary package for hawaii. Click on the tab labeled "Arch Linux" and follow the instructions.

Note: If you use this binary package, then the hawaii binary will be stored in /opt/hawaii-git/bin/hawaii
Note: The current upstream binary package only supports the x86_64 architecture.

Run hawaii

Without login manager

To run hawaii without a login manager, simply add exec hawaii to the startup script of your choice.

Note: Do not start hawaii by adding it to ~/.xinitrc. Xinit is commonly used to start Xorg, but hawaii uses Wayland, which is a newer graphical protocal.

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