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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@The reformist
by Rayiner Hashem on Wed 12th Nov 2003 00:07 UTC

X already does non-rectangular windows (XShape) and GTK+ and Qt already do tooltips (QToolTip for Qt). In KDE, several apps (Noatun, Apollo, Kopete, etc) use them in exactly that manner to notify the user of events.