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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I would think an extra layer like this will increase all but window moves... Window resizing and redrawing will quite possibly be delayed moreso. All those people saying "See X11 is not crap" really do not know why compositing X11 windows from offscreen maps is *not* going to help (just eye candy - and with CPU/Delay expense).