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 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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Nothing new about the fonts
by alspnost on Tue 11th Nov 2003 22:15 UTC

Dunno about those fonts. Sure, they look good, but no different to the ones I'm looking at right now on my KDE desktop under boring old XFree86 4.3 with the latest fontconfig + Xft. But anyway, the rest of the ideas look good.

I wonder how long this will take to become releasable, and whether we'll have a drawn-out KDE vs Gnome type battle with alternative "next gen" X servers? That might not be the ideal outcome....