OT: OS/X - X11

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Fri Nov 19 11:56:11 2004

John Allain wrote:
> I attended a presentation at AppleNYC last night to oogle all
> the neat hardware and hear about the Software but I failed to
> ask this question:
> Can you take an X11 application compiled for PPC/linux or
> /freeBSD and run it on the Mac?
> Think they said that their OS was Posix compliant but apps
> were'nt portable To other platforms. But From?

   Most anything that'll build on FreeBSD will build for OSX. Check out
Xcode, Apple's GCC-based development environment, the "Fink" project,
and the Apple OSX Download pages.

   IMO the X11 implementation isn't perfect, but then I guess it never
is.... Considering that X11 is sharing the screen with an entirely
different graphics subsystem, it's _very_ impressive.

Received on Fri Nov 19 2004 - 11:56:11 GMT

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