quartz/x11 conflict

Tabitha McNerney tabithamc at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 23:00:59 PDT 2012

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Tabitha McNerney <tabithamc at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 3.) After creating this new instance of Mountain Lion, I was bewildered
>> when I saw in the Launchpad an X11 icon. I double clicked the X11 icon and
>> an alert panel asked me if I wanted to install it (I decided not to because
>> I wanted to understand why X11 as an install option was
> I am under the impression there is a dummy that installs XQuartz when
> invoked, to make life easier for people expecting X11.app to be there.
>  Likewise the binaries under /usr/X11 advise the user to install XQuartz if
> invoked.
> In short, Apple is no longer preinstalling an out-of-date XQuartz, but
> just referring people to the real thing.

Thanks for the update on how Apple is handling X11, this makes sense that a
lot of people might be expecting X11 so its essentially a placeholder that
links to XQuartz (I'll have to try it out the next time I'm booted into
Mountain Lion).


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> brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
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