Since I last posted, I 've finished another semester of graduate school, and I'm about to finish up an 8 month Internship with Intel, putting some new benchmarks for a forthcoming workstation benchmark:
I don't know that anyone has touched network transparency on it's own. I haven't seen anything to that effect on the mailing list, but there are other groups making compositors that might implement their own.
Hopefully I'll be starting the research needed to get a masters degree, and eventually a phd this fall, so I will probably not have much time to pick up working on anything Wayland related any time soon. Also, I am pretty sure I changed my feeds so this doesn't go to freedesktop.org, since I hope to keep posting here and I don't want to crud up an unrelated feed.