Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th Nov 2003 21:43 UTC, submitted by John
X11, Window Managers The new X Server developed under the sponsorship of freedesktop.org is aiming at replacing XFree86. Some code will be re-used but the core will be rewritten by Keith Packard and others. The new X server features full support for transparency, and has window-level image compositing among other things. Check out the screenshots (one more added, now there are four shots).
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RE: how about different visuals?
by Eugenia on Tue 11th Nov 2003 22:02 UTC

>I think transparent windows are a bad idea.

You are losing the point people. Nobody is saying using transparent windows, EVEN OSX took out their transparent unfocused windows!! The point is that there are applications and usages for full transparency support that WHEN an application needs it, it WILL be there! It is a feature to be used by some apps that NEED it, that doesn't mean that Gnome and KDE will have transparent windows all the time!