This feature is new in the Software Express pilot program and in the Solaris 9 12/02 release. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.
The new Xrender feature increases performance for applications, such as the StarOffice software suite, that run on the Solaris Operating System. The Xrender feature provides a modern appearance for these applications. Xrender uses hardware processing for alpha-blending and transparency effects.