Linked by Adam S on Sat 25th Jun 2005 19:56 UTC, submitted by Diego Calleja
X11, Window Managers A new acceleration architecture is being ported from kdrive by some QT developers, which will make composition managers like xcompmgr really fast and able to do some of the "display tricks" MacOS X has been doing for awhile.
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From the email:

"The two main goals of our new acceleration architecture were:
1) properly accelerating XRender,
2) being as simple as possible.
The first one is aimed at making sure that people can run composite manager on very low end hardware for as long as Xgl isn't ready to go mainstream. The second was set to make the transition as simple as possible for driver developers."

So it seems as if this is more of a stop-gap solution.