Hyprland is an open source Wayland compositor based on wlroots, a project I started back in 2017 to make it easier to build good Wayland compositors. It’s a project which is loved by its users for its emphasis on customization and “eye candy” – beautiful graphics and animations, each configuration tailored to the unique look and feel imagined by the user who creates it. It’s a very exciting project!

Unfortunately, the effect is spoilt by an incredibly toxic and hateful community. I cannot recommend Hyprland to anyone who is not prepared to steer well clear of its community spaces. Imagine a high school boys’ locker room come to life on Discord and GitHub and you’ll get an idea of what it’s like.

I empathise with Vaxry. I remember being young, smart, productive… and mean. I did some cool stuff, but I deeply regret the way I treated people. It wasn’t really my fault – I was a product of my environment – but it was my responsibility. Today, I’m proud to have built many welcoming communities, where people are rewarded for their involvement, rather than coming away from their experience hurt. What motivates us to build and give away free software if not bringing joy to ourselves and others? Can we be proud of a community which brings more suffering into the world?

Update: Response from Vaxry, Hyprland Developer

  • @InstallGentoo
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    -258 months ago

    Did you read his response? These were a few small incidents blown out of proportion. Maybe grow a thicker skin?

    • @[email protected]
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      228 months ago

      that’s not really the point considering this didn’t occur in a vacuum. this one event can come to just be a grift and what I said will still be true.

      • @InstallGentoo
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        -268 months ago

        I only have two things to say:

        1. Stop bringing your politics into free software and creating unproductive drama
        2. Stop being so fragile to get offended by random teenagers on the internet
              • @InstallGentoo
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                -98 months ago

                I didn’t say pronouns are political. The drama you and your people make around pronouns is political.

                • @[email protected]
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                  48 months ago

                  my existence is not, nor should be, a political issue. besides, technology doesn’t exist in a vacuum. why do you think I’m on Lemmy instead of Reddit? politics. same with masto and Twitter.

                  and asking to be treated with respect in order to avoid mental issues is not selfish, you can think about more than yourself for once.

        • Kata1yst
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          258 months ago

          Interacting with people without harassment is hardly “politics”.