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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Is Freedesktop's X Server related to Xouvert?
by Charlie on Wed 12th Nov 2003 09:16 UTC

It would be a shame if it is not, as it would be a bit of a duplication of efforts.

However, the progress made by X Server really shows what KeithP and his peers are about: hacking up good software without paying attention to the political garble that goes on above them.