WebKit2-GTK: quartz VS XQuartz

James Linder jam at tigger.ws
Sun May 8 17:57:29 PDT 2016

> On 9 May 2016, at 3:00 AM, macports-users-request at lists.macosforge.org wrote:
> No. Like I've said, telling users they need to wait at least one hour to
> install and build gtk3 +quartz and webkit2-gtk +quartz due lack of pre
> built version will move me and them away from MaxPorts. About Wayland, it
> was an example to describe the fact even on Linux developers are trying to
> move away from X11. Here that's the preferred choice . AFAICT gtk3 quartz,
> the native OSX target, and the default in Homebrew, looks better and work
> same as X11. Does a white listed exception for gtk3 and webkit2-gtk make
> sense, so that these two will be available pre built? Or at least the only
> WebKit2-GTK +quartz that on old Mac takes just about forever to build.

Wayland offers the same disadvantages as quartz. So if you cannot see the advantages of x11 then trust that there are people who do use them and that there is no alternative. eg try to sell you argument to http://ltsp.org


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