Linked by Oscar Boykin on Wed 25th Feb 2004 08:59 UTC
X11, Window Managers For the past year, there has been a slow and steady stream of news events regarding XFree86, X11, or new X server implementations. To those not paying close attention (and even those who are), the meaning of some of these events may not be clear. In this brief article, I attempt to share my impression on what the changes mean for users of free software on the desktop. It appears that XFree86 is in some turmoil, and it may leave some to infer that free desktop systems will suffer.
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by Rayiner Hashem on Wed 25th Feb 2004 17:44 UTC

If i understood correctly he wants FD.o to be extremely modular 3D environment with the X server only being a GL server.
Actually, it'll be slightly different. The current approach seems to be leaning towards having the GL drivers be in an independent driver layer, and the FD.o server sitting on top.

I also don't think they're moving to a 3D environment, but rather, a very rich 2D one where advanced graphics are made possible by a vector-graphics API (Cario) accelerated by the underlying GL mechanism.