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On Nov 24, 2007, at 3:18 PM, dp wrote:
I've just started reading this list and see there are some Xquartz hacks available to correct some pretty ugly problems with the Leopard X implementation. Is there a well-known site with changelog info where one can make intelligent decisions about updating this file?quoted from http://homepage.mac.com/sao1/X11/index.html == more info there
Most of the following content has been extracted from Ben Byer's posts in the last couple of months to Apple's X11-users Mailing List.
X11 in Leopard syncs up with Xorg 7.2. The developers switched from the XFree86 codebase (based on IIRC, X11R6.8) to the X.org codebase (X11R7.2). It now installs by default. You can choose not to install it by clicking customize during the Leopard installation process and deselect it before installing. Unfortunately, Apple shipped X11 in Leopard as a work in progress and with many painful bugs. But, as clearly stated by Apple's "Jordan K. Hubbard" at the "X11-users" list:...X.org is the keeper and primary owner of these bits, not Apple.....Apple does not own or exert significant control over the X.org bits and I doubt that anyone would wish to change that fact....Apple bundles X11, Apple contributes what engineering resources it can to the X.org project, that's the long and short of it...
The good thing is that it's based on a much more modern codebase, and once the bugs are ironed out, I'm confident that X11 in Leopard will be great to use (porting will become easier, we will see a more "Mac-like" behaviour, a better window manager, and a more up-to-date code base).
Ben Byer (CoreOS / BSD Technology Group, XDarwin maintainer) is the main Apple developer working to resolve all the issues with X11 in Leopard. In the past weeks, he started posting at the XDarwin Wiki non official binary and source releases of Xquartz with fixes to issues that have been discovered in X11.app since it was released.
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