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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Memory usage
by Robert Szeleney on Wed 12th Nov 2003 15:57 UTC

Just a question.
If I understand this correctly, all windows (top level windows) are stored in an offscreen buffer. Even the desktop.

Doesn't this mean that the server needs a lot of memory?
Imagine a desktop and 3 maximized windows when using a resolution of 1280x1024:

3 x 1280 x 1024 x 4 = 15MB.