What is the best way to use X windows on os X, and how can I get it on my machine?! And once I do get it, can I use X windows programs compiled for Intel or do I have to recompile them for my PPC?
There is no reason I can think of why Apple couldn't use something akin to nxhost which was like xhost except it used postscript commands. OS X could have xPDF or something to the same effect whereby PDF commands are pushed to the remote server. I don't think it's high on their priority however. Perhaps something to beg for the next major release.Originally posted by zpincus
What do you think the chances of getting Aqua forwarding a la X11 are? That would be really useful for the server market, and would be good even if a OS X VNC server comes out.
I think that as is, the lack of a DISPLAY variable for OS X and Aqua (and the related coolness that you can exploit with this) will prove to be a shortcoming.
Any thoughts? Is this something that people would really use (ie. worth nagging Apple about?)
Yes, you can do that. I'm using this setup on my TiBook for several months now with XFree from the XonX project (see sourceforge). The latest version of Xdarwin even supports cut & paste between environments.Originally posted by scruffy
Since I have two monitors, this might not be a problem. Do you know if I could just hand XFree one monitor, and leave Quartz running on the other?
Granted, things like cut & paste between the two would be broken, but then that's pretty much broken in X by default, isn't it...