Does XQuartz Interfere with MAMP ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ruffy, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. ruffy macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008
    While installing XQuartz, to run Inkscape, an alert comes up saying,
    "You will need to log out and log back in to make XQuartz your default X11 server."

    For my personal development purposes, I run a version of MAMP (from, an Apache server.

    I am confused because both applications are "server" related. Would the XQuartz install in any way impact my development with MAMP, something I'd never want to risk, or make me do something differently?

    Thank you.
  2. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2014
    I'm not sure why or how you would make such an association but the answer is NO. MAMP, by nature, is an island. It's completely independent and unaffected but Mac updates. The only way MAMP changes is if you upgrade it yourself from the MAMP website.
  3. ruffy thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008
    Inasmuch as your username implies, IHelpId10t5, I know nothing about the X11 SERVER, to be sure. I only wish you'd have explained to me, as a bonus, what this breed of server does in the 1st place.

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