Interesting X11 Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bingefeller, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    So I decided to install X11 on my iMac and I downloaded Inkscape, which is a great programme to play around with. I can't really find any other interesting applications so I was wondering if you guys could suggest some for me? A lot of the X11 apps seem to be science or maths based and this doesn't really interest me. Can anyone here suggest me something that I could try? Maybe a web browser or some games or something like that.
     
  2. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Darwine uses X11 as its window manager and the wide world of windows software for its programs...
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I have only ever used X11 as a UNIX terminal at my old employer as it functions better as a network terminal then "terminal". Beyond that I only used it to run GIMP.

    In Terminal and more then likely in X11, in emacs you can play a visually confusing version of Tetris.
     
  4. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi drichards,

    I was having a look at the Darwine homepage and the install process seems simple enough - just download the binary and double click on the install package, is that all there is to it? It too simple to be true........ So, once I have Darwine installed is there anything else I need to do? I'm not at my Mac at the moment as I am in work, but I will perhaps try later.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You might like Scribus, although it looks like there is an Aqua version now (as there is for Gimp). The majority of apps running in X11 are ports from the Linux world that are used infrequently enough on OS X that no one has made an Aqua port... Inkscape is probably the best such application left (I use and love it in Windows). You'd probably know about others if you need them, so I'm not really sure it's worth hunting specifically for applications that run in the X environment on OS X.

    As for Darwine... that's all you have to do to install Darwine, but getting Windows programs running on it can be somewhat trickier... the whole in and out of understanding how to make Windows programs run in Wine is kind of complex, as it varies from program to program... you might look at a site like http://appdb.winehq.org/ for help on this.
     
  6. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I think that I will leave Darwine for now, thanks all the same. :)

    Scribus looks like it would be a good programme to try, although I will have a look at the Aqua version just to see if there are any differences.

    Anything else I could check out?
     

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