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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looks nice
by steve on Tue 11th Nov 2003 22:39 UTC

The transparency doesn't do much for me. I can imagine cases where I would use it, but have never been able to wrap my brain around multiple layers of text.

The drop shadows and fonts are very appealing. The general crispness to the whole thing is good, although that could probably be done with some concerted configuring of kde or gnome.

What is really going to sell me on this is the ease of configurability though. There is no reason why it should be as hard as it is to get decent looking fonts and direct rendering working.

A response to the first person who says "Its just editing a text file". Then why is this text file posted on most every distro's forum with a comment to the effect of "Tell me what is wrong with my XFConfig?"