Thing is we have funded this years and years ago… On an old bounty system that may not even be around anymore. Many have started to take it on, all have failed. I contributed 100.00 to this bounty and honestly I don’t see me doing that again. OTH it is becoming clear that 3d acceleration is wanted by the community and would be beneficial for more than just gaming and fancy window effects.
It’s already been stated that the look in the screenshots could be done now. Sans drop shadow. Even without hardware 3d. It just takes someone with the skill and time to implement it. Unfortunately I have neither.