Apple X11 quietly updated to 0.2

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dstorey, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. dstorey macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2002
    I notice Apple has quietly updated X11

    New in X11 v0.2

    Support for Gnome, KDE hints

    Application windows now cascade instead of piling on top of each if they do not have an explicit placement policy

    Added /usr/include/X11 and /usr/lib/X11 symlinks

    Menu in the Dock now shows a list of X11 windows.

    Support for Copy & Paste working with other window managers.

    No-click-to-focus option : “defaults write wm_ffm true”

    Support for move window events from CodeTek's VirtualDesktop

    Support to respect the Mac OS X's International keyboard mapping.

    Keymappings from /System/Library/Keyboards.

    Support for -iconic. E.g. xterm -iconic now puts the xterm into the Dock on launch.

    New preference options to control xauth usage

    Bug fixes and other feature enhancements

    I think despite the lack of publicity (maybe because of early beta stage) that X11 is an important technology for Apple to gain a larger market percentage through switchers. Unix switchers that is ;-). Maybe it would be a good idea to have a swtcher campaign for unix guys when this is more mature, obviously not on tv like the present commercials but in other avenues.
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    i didn't know it was updated...would have helped if that first time it was posted it was put in the right discussion topic

    i notice big improvements already while working with x11...keep it coming apple!
  3. dstorey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2002
    Yeah I nver noticed it either, thought i was just being blind...oh well at least i'm not the only one.
  4. Taft macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2002
    Anyone had success with -iconic?

    I can't get the dang thing working.


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