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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Even the xscreensaver
by TranspaJuggernaut on Wed 12th Nov 2003 22:20 UTC

Has become transparent/lucent !!

Must say that I'm very impressed already with the eyecandy factor of this new Xserver. Speed is a bit of an issue, but hey, it's an alpha and my laptop sure is not a speedmonster. It didn't crash, mplayer still works, while not in overlay but that doesn't matter.

For the segfault: it went away after I set the depth to 32.
Now it's only a matter of time and this server will become my standard server, of course integration with the Gnome DE would be very appreciated. Mixed with Cairo my guess is that Longhorn will be obsoleted by the time it comes out.

KDE also has screenshots on kde-look.