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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by Bascule on Tue 11th Nov 2003 22:54 UTC

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I don't see how doublebuffering helps to avoid redrawing on expose; X11 has backing store for this however...

This is far different from backing store... it's a completely new intelligent compositing model.

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What about changing x server setting without needing to restart X, and lose the open applications. Like resolution/depth changing in windows.

This was addressed by the X Resize and Rotate extension: