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 Purpose Alternatives Swappable
Xorg Display System Unknown Unknown
i3-gaps Window Manager i3-wm, others Difficult but possible
i3bar Desktop Bar Polybar, lemonbar, others Yes, by changing the i3 config file.
i3xrocks Status Indicator Manager i3blocks, barista, others Yes, by changing the i3 config file.
Rofication Desktop Notification Manager Dunst, gnome-flashback Yes, by changing the i3 config file to load the Notification backend and Rofi UI, and configuring i3xrocks to load the blocklet.
Remontoire Keybinding Viewer Conky Yes, by changing the i3 config file to load a different help program.
gdm3 Login Manager 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 Desktop Environment 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.

Last modified January 9, 2021: Remove extra table column (#66) (02dec4de)