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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by Celerate on Sun 26th Jun 2005 02:22 UTC

I've always been wondering though, when will all these nice new visual effects become a standard option in Linux distributions? As it is right now current releases of Linux don't have these visual effects enabled, and I haven't yet stumbled upon any instructions on how to enable them.

I would like to be able to get real transparency as is supposed to be possible with Xorg in the next wave of major Linux distribution releases. Although I have hear that many of the visual effects will require substantial system resources until they can be optimized.

Anyone have more current information than I do?