Components

Change out the UI components that make up Regolith.

As previously mentioned, Regolith is a collection of existing open source components that are integrated into a desktop environment. Due to standards regarding the way UI components should communicate and years of integration between components, for the most part is simple to swap out parts of the UI for others.

The following table lists each UI component and notes regarding it's mutability:

UI Component Alternatives Swappable
Xorg Unknown Unknown
i3-gaps i3-wm, others Difficult but possible
i3bar Polybar, lemonbar, many others. Yes, the i3 config file is changed to load a different bar.
i3xrocks i3blocks, barista, many others. Yes, the i3 config file is changed to load a different status program.
Rofication Dunst, gnome-flashback Yes, the i3 config file is configured to load the Notification backend and Rofi UI, and i3xrocks is configured to load the blocklet.
Remontoire Conky Yes, the i3 config file is changed to load a different help program.
gdm3 lightdm, sddm, xdm, others. This is configured in Ubuntu. Installing an alternative session manager should present a prompt to specify which to use.
gnome-flashback None No

Due to the breadth of the topic, more details are not available here. Experimenting with different UI components is a fun way to learn more about the internals of the operating system. It is recommended to first experiment in a VM running Regolith to avoid breaking your working environment.


Dernière modification May 27, 2020: French translation (#23) (bb78727)