X11 Server For Mac Os

XQuartz (X11.app)
Developer(s)Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia, X.Org Foundation, Apple Inc.
Stable release
Written inC
Operating systemmacOS
TypeDisplay server
LicenseApple Public Source License
MIT License
Websitewww.xquartz.org
Macos

About X11 for Mac X11 is no longer included with Mac, but X11 server and client libraries are available from the XQuartz project. Apple created the XQuartz project as a community effort to further develop and support X11 on Mac. The XQuartz project was originally based on the version of X11 included in Mac OS X v10.5. To run the X windows version of Chimera you must have an X server installed and running. We recommend Apple's X server. The Apple web site only has the X server for Mac OS 10.3 at this time (Nov 6, 2003). The older X server for Mac OS 10.2 was removed from Apple's web site and we do not know if a new version for 10.2 will be provided.

XQuartz is an open-source version of the X.Org X server, a component of the X Window System (X11, or shortened to simply X, and sometimes informally X-Windows) that runs on macOS.[1] It formally replaced Apple's internal X11 app. The name 'XQuartz' derives from Quartz, part of the macOS Core Graphics framework, to which XQuartz connects these applications. XQuartz allows cross-platform applications using X11 for the GUI to run on macOS, many of which are not specifically designed for macOS. This includes numerous scientific and academic software projects.[2]

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History[edit]

X11.app was initially available as a downloadable public beta for Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and later included as a standard package for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. In Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger X11.app was an optional install included on the install DVD. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion installed X11.app by default, but from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Apple dropped dedicated support for X11.app, with users being directed to the open source XQuartz project (to which Apple contributes) instead.[2]

In Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Apple's X11 implemented X11 protocol release 6.6 (X11R6.6). This implementation includes an XFree86 4.4 based X11 window server, Quartz rootless window manager, libraries, and basic utilities such as xterm.[3] 'Rootless' means that X window applications show up on the Quartz desktop, appearing like any other windowed Quartz application (that is, not in a virtual desktop contained within another window). In Mac OS X Leopard, X11 was updated to use X.Org Server (X11R7.2) rather than XFree86.[4] The source code for X11 is available from Apple. Some source code is available under the Apple Public Source License while the bulk is licensed under the MIT License.

Current version[edit]

X11 server for macos

The current version of XQuartz is a DDX (Device Dependent X[5]) included in the X.Org Server and implements support for hardware-accelerated 2D graphics (in versions prior to 2.1), hardware OpenGL acceleration and integration with Aqua, the macOS graphical user interface (GUI). As of version 2.7.11, XQuartz does not provide support for high-resolution Retina displays to X11 apps, which run in pixel-doubled mode on high-resolution displays.

List of versions (since 2010)[edit]

Version[6]macOS RequirementMost important changesRelease date
XQuartz 2.7.11Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2016-10-29
XQuartz 2.7.10Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2016-10-22
XQuartz 2.7.9Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2016-05-05
XQuartz 2.7.8Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or laterFirst release supported on OS X El Capitan2015-10-17
XQuartz 2.7.7Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or laterFirst release supported on OS X Yosemite2014-08-18
XQuartz 2.7.6Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2014-05-17
XQuartz 2.7.5Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or laterFirst release supported on OS X Mavericks2013-11-10
XQuartz 2.7.4Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2012-09-27
XQuartz 2.7.3Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2012-08-27
XQuartz 2.7.2Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or laterFirst release supported on OS X Mountain Lion2012-06-01
XQuartz 2.7.1Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2012-06-01
XQuartz 2.7.0Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or laterFirst release supported on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion2011-11-04
XQuartz 2.6.3Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2011-07-20
XQuartz 2.6.2Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later2011-04-30
XQuartz 2.6.1Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later2011-03-17
XQuartz 2.6.0Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later2010-12-19
XQuartz 2.5.3Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later2010-08-13
XQuartz 2.5.2Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later2010-07-20
XQuartz 2.5.1Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later2010-07-10
XQuartz 2.5.0Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or laterFirst release supported on Mac OS X Snow Leopard2010-03-29

See also[edit]

  • MacX, X11 support on Classic Mac OS
  • XWayland, to support X application under Wayland
  • XDarwin, an implementation of X for macOS that preceded XQuartz, and supports versions of macOS before 10.3 unlike XQuartz

References[edit]

Install X11 On Mac

  1. ^'XQuartz'.
  2. ^ ab'Apple Removes X11 in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Shifts Support to Open Source XQuartz'. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. ^'XQuartz'. September 14, 2016.
  4. ^'Inside Leopard: Under-the-hood, Page 2'. Macworld. November 2, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  5. ^'Glossary'. www.x.org. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  6. ^'XQuartz - Releases Archive'. www.xquartz.org. Retrieved January 22, 2017.

X11 Server For Mac Os 10.10

External links[edit]

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