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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by Rayiner Hashem on Tue 11th Nov 2003 23:29 UTC

1) Unless they're using a different font renderer, the XServer shouldn't have any impact on font quality. The fonts in the screenshot certainly don't look better than other Freetype rendered text I've seen.

2) Buffering should help expose events because it means that apps don't need to redraw their windows unless the contents change. So when the window is exposed (say another window moves across it), the X server can simply do a bit-blit from the buffer, rather than asking the app to redraw. Again, I don't see this as a bottleneck, but if it makes Bascule happy, then I'm not going to complain ;)

3) This is still a regular X server. It supports the X protocol fully. Indeed, the new transparent windowing stuff is done using two new X extensions. So remoting should still work.