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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I'd like to see Keith write a book in the spirit of the newly released "Linux Kernel Development" by Robert Love.

The books explains the internals of the Linux kernel very well. It focuses on theory but gives specific examples where applicable and even small code snippets to help reinforce the explanations.

Keith should seriously think about writing a similar book but on the subject of X's internals...

I'm only part way through Love's book but already I'm excited about learning how to hack the kernel and what exactly it's doing inside... I can imagine I'd have the same reaction to one on the new X server's internals as well...

I feel it would be an excellent way to bring more developers to this effort (even if only casual ones)...