XQuartz is an open-source project that is committed toward making an x.org X Window Systems variant that runs smoothly on Apple’s Mac OS X. In combination with supporting applications and libraries, it creates the X11.app, which was shipped with the different OS X versions by Apple. The XQuartz installation comprises several individual software pieces that have numerous licenses. These licenses and their components are being discussed online on the official X.Org licenses page. The non-official updates available make it easy for users to remain up-to-date with the advancements made within the open source realm where Apple is also a participant.
XQuartz is an open source project which aims to continue support for X11 in Leopard.
Although parts of the libraries and applications necessary for X11 now ship with Mac OS X, the official version provided by Apple does not take into account the latest developments of X.org. Note that to install XQuartz, you must first update OS X to version 10.5.2. If you did not install X11 when you installed OS X, you can use your OS X installation DVD to install it.
XQuartz is an essential addition for any Mac user that wants to maintain support for X11 on their Mac. strong>
- This release contains xorg-server 1.9.5