Running X11 in MacOS-window-as-X11-display mode?
ken at preslan.org
Wed Dec 9 05:44:43 UTC 2020
Thanks for the reply.
I was talking about the MacPorts version (port install xorg-server). I switched from the XQuartz.org <http://xquartz.org/> version long before that.
My main problem was performance. In the Mojave time-frame the xorg server was updated from 1.18 to 1.20. Performance for xterm scrolling tanked. It was unusable. I complained on macports-users on April 1st 2019. There was a thread about it and Christopher Jones created a xorg-server-1.18 port, which made things better for me.
When I upgrade to Catalina, the xorg-server-1.18 port stopped working. I also had big problems getting Full Disk Access working for the X11 apps I was running. So, I switched to VNC to Linux.
In my opinion, X11 support has been going downhill for a long time. Since at least Yosemite. You MacPorts guys are doing a great job, but I wish Apple would pitch in more. It sounds like Jeremy H. knows exactly what to do, but Apple won’t commit to the work.
Ken Preslan <ken at preslan.org>
> On Dec 8, 2020, at 10:22 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryan-2020 at ryandesign.com> wrote:
> Forwarding to you from a different domain because we're having problems with our email configuration for macports.org <http://macports.org/> right now.
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org <mailto:ryandesign at macports.org>>
>> Subject: Re: Running X11 in MacOS-window-as-X11-display mode?
>> Date: December 8, 2020 at 22:18:56 CST
>> To: Ken Preslan <ken at preslan.org <mailto:ken at preslan.org>>
>> Cc: Justin Vallon <justinvallon at gmail.com <mailto:justinvallon at gmail.com>>, MacPorts Users <macports-users at lists.macports.org <mailto:macports-users at lists.macports.org>>
>> On Dec 8, 2020, at 02:42, Ken Preslan wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 07, 2020 at 03:41:57PM -0500, Justin Vallon wrote:
>>>> I currently use a VNC server on a debian machine, and a VNC client on my
>>>> Mac. I am trying to configure my Mac to run the Xserver/VNC server so that
>>>> I don't need to remote-connect to my Linux host.
>>> Before Catalina, I was a big XQuartz user.
>> Do you mean you were actually using the installer from xquartz.org <http://xquartz.org/>? If so, you should switch to the corresponding ports provided by MacPorts. The xorg-server port contains X11.app, for example. The installer from xquartz.org <http://xquartz.org/> hasn't been updated in four years, while our ports are updated all the time.
>>> Performance and compatibility
>>> got so bad in Catalina that I switched to exactly what you're doing now.
>> I haven't heard of performance or compatibility problems with X11 on macOS Catalina. If you're seeing this with the software from xquartz.org <http://xquartz.org/>, switch to the MacPorts ports. If you're seeing this problem with the MacPorts ports, file bug reports.
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