Bismuth is a KDE Plasma extension, that lets you tile your windows automatically and manage them via keyboard, just like in classical tiling window managers (i3, dwm or XMonad).
Check out the source code at Bismuth’s Official Github
The source code for the Debian package files are located Here
There are 2 ways that you can install Bismuth on Debian based distros.
Volian Scar Repo¶
Install the Volian Scar repo and install kwin-bismuth
echo "deb http://deb.volian.org/volian/ scar main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/volian-archive-scar-unstable.list > /dev/null wget -qO - https://deb.volian.org/volian/scar.key | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/volian-archive-scar-unstable.gpg > /dev/null sudo apt update && sudo apt install kwin-bismuth
Download the deb package directly.
Install the .deb you just downloaded using the command below:
sudo dpkg -i kwin-bismuth_2.2.0-1_amd64.deb
If it mentions that there are dependencies you don’t have run the command below. Otherwise you’re good to go!
sudo apt install -f
There are many Debian based distros that this package may work on. It has only been officially tested on the ones below:
This will not work on Ubuntu 20.04 due to Plasma being just a little too old.
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