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 Vanders on Wed 12th Nov 2003 09:06 UTC

Ohh, storing window data in off-screen storage and using a compositing engine to render them down into a single framebuffer, thus allowing you to do all sorts of hoopy Alpha & Transparency effects?

I'm sure I've seen that someplace before!