This repo contains gnome-shell and mutter builds based on the official Fedora ones with some additional patches (mainly to improve performance). See GitHub for package sources. Please report any issues you encounter via GitHub or via the discussion form at the end of this page.

Currently, the following patches are added in:

Fedora 31


  • !575 "Honour CLUTTER_ACTOR_NO_LAYOUT more efficiently" @1e3acd0e
  • !724 "Sync timelines to hardware vsync" @e335d349
  • Enable real-time scheduling by default
  • Rebase to master@b5775e3d


  • Rebase to master@506b75fc

Fedora 30


Note: These builds contain support for experimental real-time scheduling to reduce stuttering. To enable this feature run dconf write /org/gnome/mutter/experimental-features '["rt-scheduler"]' and reboot your machine. This only works for Wayland sessions.

  • !119 "renderer-native: Reference count front buffers" @fecc57dd
  • !168 "clutter: Deliver events sooner when possible" @ae8fc614
  • !189 "Geometric (OpenGL-less) picking" @bfdf54fa
  • !281 "clutter/stage-cogl: Reschedule update on present" @4faeb127
  • !283 "clutter-actor: Add detail to captured-event signal" @a20a0d7a
  • !363 "Consolidate all frame throttling into clutter-stage-cogl" @1dbf25af
  • !454 "cogl: Enable EGL_IMG_context_priority" @49675a41
  • !460 "Set SCHED_RR on gnome-shell process" @b2f6d46f
  • !520 "clutter/stage-cogl: Don't skip over the next frame" @45244852
  • !568 "compositor: Don't emit size-changed when only position changes" @00d8337d
  • !575 "Honour CLUTTER_ACTOR_NO_LAYOUT more efficiently" @1e3acd0e (manually rebased)
  • !576 "Lists free cleanups" @f7ecf3b6
  • !600 "Fix background texture corruption when resuming from suspend on Nvidia" @8b5060fe
  • !602 "cogl: Remove GLX "threaded swap wait" used on Nvidia" @df38ad3c (manually rebased)
  • !677 "clutter: Defer actor allocations till shown" @0eab73dc
  • !693 "clutter: Force an allocation on clone source if necessary" @08a3cbfc
  • !698 "Make MetaCullable implementations more thorough wrt painted areas" @f501fdcc
  • !707 "window-actor: Fix rectangle coordinates in culling" @aae9f3a3
  • !724 "Sync timelines to hardware vsync" @230c1293 (manually rebased)
  • Rebase to gnome-3-32 @b7f15881


  • !136 "Fix and polish the window overlays of the overview" @39c8c9ac
  • !276 "js/ui: Use captured-event::nonmotion" @297a18f2 (manually rebased)
  • Rebase to gnome-3-32 @1c6abf37
  • Set CAP_SYS_NICE capability on gnome-shell binary to allow using real-time scheduling

Known issues:

  • Moving windows is slow and causes extreme CPU consumption when using the NVIDIA binary driver in combination with a display with a high refresh rate (e.g., 144 Hz)

Fedora 29

Note: These builds are no longer maintained, but should still work properly.




  • Includes 3.31.2 to fix issues with certain extensions that broke after removing Shell.GenericContainer

Installation Instructions

Fedora 29/30/31 Workstation Edition

dnf copr enable pp3345/gnome-with-patches

dnf upgrade



dnf copr disable pp3345/gnome-with-patches

dnf downgrade gnome-shell mutter


Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
Fedora 29 x86_64 (0)* Fedora 29 (88 downloads)
Fedora 30 x86_64 (0)* Fedora 30 (1404 downloads)
Fedora 31 x86_64 (0)* Fedora 31 (1 downloads)

* Total number of packages downloaded in the last seven days.