Inkscape 0.92.0 now available on MacPorts

David Evans devans at
Sat Jan 7 00:33:51 CET 2017


Many of your issues have already been addressed but since there were some misunderstandings at one point or another,
I'll attempt to answer more clearly:

On 1/5/17 2:41 PM, Eneko Gotzon wrote:
> ​Hi all Byte Riders… :)​
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 12:32 AM, David Evans <devans at <mailto:devans at>> wrote:
>     Inkscape 0.92.0 is available both as an X11 and native Quartz build.
> ​Sorry  about this kind of questions…
> My MacPorts system has installed the inkscape @0.92.0_0+x11 port. It seems a better choice to switch to the native
> XQuartz version.

If you have the +x11 version of inkscape installed it should run fine if you the XQuartz X11 server or equivalent installed.

If you don't want to use X11 then you should install inkscape +quartz.  The XQuartz server will no longer be necessary.

> Please, what is the best procedure to get that done: first uninstall the x11 version of the port (and, maybe, its
> following dependencies) and then install the XQuartz one?

Maybe not uninstall but at least deactivate them and then install inkscape +quartz.  If this version is installed it
will use Mac OS X native graphics instead of X11 for display.

In either case, to run inkscape, just type it's name on the command line in the terminal  or if you want a more Mac like
app to launch it from an icon on the desktop, install inkscape-app.

This second port is just a shell that will launch inkscape for you and works with either variant.  It installs in

> Same procedure to switch from X11 gimp2 to the XQuartz version?

Yes, same procedure if you want to go from the X11 version to the native quartz version. Similarly, gimp-app is
available if you want to launch from an icon on the desktop.

Hope that clears things up for you.

Best,  Dave Evans

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