Maui-shell

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[maui-shell] is an experimental convergent UI written in QT. It isn't quite ready for use yet but it can be tested in postmarketOS using the maui feature branch of pmaports: https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmaports/-/tree/maui

Check out the feature branch, change your UI to maui with pmbootstrap config ui maui and then do a standard install. You may need to manually set the session to maui with tinydm-set-session -s -f /usr/share/wayland-sessions/cask.desktop, cask is the name of the maui compositor.

You should now be able to start maui by starting the tinydm service.

scaling

Scaling for QT apps can be overriden by editing /usr/share/wayland-sessions/cask.desktop and prepending to the Exec line, change 2 to your preferred scale factor.

Exec=env QT_QPA_PLATFORM=eglfs QT_SCALE_FACTOR=2 QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 /usr/bin/....

Debugging

You may want to pipe the output of cask somewhere so that you can read it, by default it should log to /tmp/cask.log but this doesn't seem to work as intended, you can try editing /usr/share/applications/cask.desktop and changing it's Exec to something like

Exec=sh -c '/usr/bin/cask -r -plugin libinput 2>&1 > /tmp/cask.log'
Note The above is entirely untested and probably required some tweaking

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