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 Anonymous on Sun 26th Jun 2005 04:47 UTC

If you really want to enable all the experimental eye-candy, you should look for intructions on the Gentoo forums. The transparent windows effect is very slow unless you have a nvidia card.

There are instructions to build and run the Xgl experimental server too, but i don't think it's worth the trouble. I'll wait until all this technologies mature and come by default on my distro.