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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Re: Rich
by seguso on Wed 12th Nov 2003 14:15 UTC

> He might have meant "going away in the UI", but he said,
> "Longhorn is going to have vector graphics only."

Sometimes you don't say something because in your mind it is obvious, but it actually isn't.

> To your point of just the UI having vector graphics. Again,
> that is a misnomer. The Longhorn UI can't go to vector
> graphics 100% without completely breaking all existing
> applications that rely on the bitmap UI toolsets.

True, but the old apps you are talking about (mostly Win32 and MFC) will be emulated, they won't run in native mode.
The apps that use Windows.Forms will be transparently upgraded to use vector widgets.