Re: linux vs mac
- From: TheLetterK <none@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 16:47:45 -0400
In article <heRji.29719$19.22979@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
TheLetterK <none@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
6forPizza wrote:In <dLPji.29673$19.17396@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> TheLetterK <none@xxxxxxxx> writes:Anything that uses Apple's X11 in non-fullscreen mode.
Though if you consider it difficult to install this software on Linux, you might as well consider it impossible on OS X. Not to mention, the OS X versions are often lacking features, or do not perform as well as the same software on Linux. Plus, many of these applications require the use of X11, which creates a very disjointed user experience on OS X.Which apps create a "disjointed user experience on OS X"?
Thanks for being so helpful. How does this happen?
It's the default state for X11. You have to set X11 to go fullscreen.
I have compiled many X11 apps for OS X and they run just as theyAs long as you build against Apple's X11 and are willing to live without the advancements that have been pushed out by Xorg
would under Linux. That's the beauty of X11.
Among other improvements;
Indirect GLX (XGL, AIGLX, etc)
Granular extension toggling
Improvements to XvMC
Improvements to XRender
Darwin-specific improvements (which are, ironically, not usable on OS X)
A whole slew of updated drivers and extensions
Many, many performance improvements
A completely revamped build system
Go look back through the release notes if you want a complete list. Apple's X11 is built from Xfree86 4.4, and Fink's Xorg version is still 6.9. The current version is Xorg 7.2.
(Apple's X11 is still using Xfree86 4.4, which was released back in *2004*). You absolutely cannot mix and match Apple's X11 with the (still out of date) version of Xorg found in Fink. You have to build against one or the other, and if you decide to change over, you have to rebuild everything against the new version.
Have you even tried installing or compiling apps for X11?All the time. That's my primary environment for OS X. That's one of many reasons why I'm so irritated at Apple.
Don't get me wrong, I use Linux as well as OSX as they are quite similarThey're similar enough to make you think they're close, but far enough to cause problems when you try to use them as such.
under the hood.
So in other words, if you are aware of he differences between BSD and Linux and take them into account in software projects, there will be fewer problems.
Except those differences don't necessarily follow through to OS X. OS X has a number of unique (and extremely irritating) quirks that none of the FOSS BSDs have.
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