The XFree86 project, one of the major window systems hosting the KDE/Qt platform, released version 4.3.0 almost a month ago. This version incorporates many frequently requested features such as fully graphical mouse cursors with support for shadows and animation (3d.jpg, gold.jpg, tux.jpg), and on-the-fly screen resolution changes (dialog.png, kcontrolmodule.png, notification.png, popup.png). In other news, amidst some criticism regarding XFree86's current development model, the project has gained a much needed public bug tracking system as well as a new forum inviting public comment on the direction of the project.
The latter forum is already very active, and arguably a success, spawning an hourly updated XFree86 CVS changelog. Unfortunately, in a political shuffle, much loved X developer Keith Packard involved with FontConfig, Xft and the X RENDER extension found himself ousted from the XFree86 Core Team.
Update: 03/24 18:50 by N: A group of KDE and GNOME developers have released an open statement on the matter. The statement doesn't say much that hasn't already been said, though it lays out some key issues in point form.