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 Wed 12th Nov 2003 02:52 UTC

Um, that's not true. OpenGL supports multihead just fine. All OpenGL cares about are GL contexts. In most systems, GL contexts are windows, and if the window system supports windows on different desktops, so does OpenGL. The real limitation is that most current hardware doesn't support 3D acceleration to multiple frame buffers. Thus, the GUI system has to use something like TwinView, which implements multiple monitor support by using one double-sized framebuffer. NVIDIA uses this in their DirectX/Windows drivers as well.