What about pure Wayland instead of XWayland? Because as far as I understand, XWayland will always be slower than X.
Please, now compare with XMir before composite bypassing.
Also, XMir expected you to run your whole desktop with such a performance hit, while XWayland is only to allow legacy apps to run. The desktop, and preferably everything, is expected to be ran natively. I'm really glad they changed their mind for 13.10, and I hope they do the same for 14.04 (either to go pure Mir, or to stay with X.org; I'd be extra happy if they'd go Wayland, but that would be dreaming too much).
Anyway, I did expected something titled as "promising" to show at least the same performance as pure X.org.
Last edited by mrugiero; 10-07-2013 at 04:15 PM.
I am glad this is how it will be. I'll definitely go poking around and submit some bug reports.For the "Wayland Tech Preview" in Fedora 20 the developers hope to make it fairly easy to try out Wayland by having it be an experimental option from the log-in screen.
This has nothing to do with xwayland really. We currently do not try to let games by pass the compositor at all when running under wayland (yet). First you make thinks work and then you make it fast. Currently we are focused on getting stuff to run on wayland, it is a tech preview for a reason.
Looking good for Wayland. I know someone who's going to wear a monkey suit...
(no, I'm not talking about Shuttleworth, you silly gooses)
Anyway, I'm probably going to have to install Fedora 20 on my test machine when it's released.
Very promising first results actually. I'm sure it will get only better with time.