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 Rain on Wed 12th Nov 2003 12:05 UTC

I compiled the whole thing as described in the installation manual to /opt/fdo and the Xvesa server starts (but in some low-color mode ... !?). But every attempt to run the xcompmgr results in a segmentation fault (Xvesa doesn't crash, but xcompmgr just doesn't run.

After adding some printfs to the code, I found that the second call to XRenderCreatePicture in main() makes the segfault.

I'm running Fedora Core Test3 on a P4/2400MHz with a Radeon 9500.