GNOME Shell Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20
While GTK3 has a native Wayland back-end, GTK2 does not. For the GTK2 GTKPerf testing and using XWayland, there is generally a measurable change in performance when using the Fedora 20 Wayland packages at this time.
The XWayland overhead or all-around GNOME Wayland performance hasn't really changed much for Fedora 20 compared to my most recent tests previous to this article, but the experience is much more stable for those Linux enthusiasts, developers, and testers to begin trying out the next-generation Linux display stack. I'm really looking forward to Fedora 21 with a much more enriched Wayland experience. Even if Fedora 21 doesn't enable Wayland by default, more applications should work natively and there's a whole host of Wayland-focused improvements coming in GNOME 3.12.
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