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 earthworm on Wed 12th Nov 2003 00:55 UTC

Is Keith (my new official best mate) going to be working on speed improvements too then? I don't know if there is a road map for the development of freedesktop X, but i hope it includes speed aswell as new features like these if it does exist.

All in all, fantastic news, we are getting there!