I have added some pictures to the X11 Installation instructions on the OpenOffice.org Mac Porting Pages. This should make it easier for users to follow and understand.
Apple have released Technical Note TN2165, an FAQ about the X window environment (X11) for Mac OS X. There are several interesting things in the tech note including: “OpenGL does not support off-screen rendering.” Even with OpenGL not being enabled in OpenOffice.org, I get redraw issues with part of the window being off screen. This… Continue reading Apple posts an FAQ about the X11 for Mac OS X
With the newly released X11 update from Apple, which fixes the font problems, OpenOffice.org no longer has an issue with starting. All OpenOffice.org users on the Mac should update to the latest version of X11, to fix any issues that they have with X11.
Apple released an X11 update on 1 November 2006. It fixes a but that I commented about, regarding the cmd+tab and the X11 windows not coming forward. On the other hand there appears to be an issue with the fonts in that build. This seems to affect the current official release of OpenOffice.org on the… Continue reading Apple’s X11 update
It would appear that X11 Intel on my MacBook doesn’t work due to a problem with the windows not coming to the front as expected. This was fixed in Mac OS X 10.4.3, and is now there in 10.4.6 Intel. Is anyone else getting the problem? I need X11 for using OpenOffice 2, and it… Continue reading X11 Intel having same problem as PPC fixed in 10.4.3
Further to my prevous blog, I managed to fix X11 to it’s former glory by removing the X11 user receipt and installing it again. I then used Pacifist to install the update from 10.4.3.
As you will see from the pictures you can run OpenOffice.org through XDarwin on Mac OS X Tiger. I would however recommend that you use Apples X11 instead as it is more up to date, is more reliable and has a nicer look and feel. I am now left with the annoying X11 behaviour, even… Continue reading Xdarwin on Tiger for OpenOffice.org2.0
For those of you who might be wondering how to enable X11 forwarding, like I was. A quick Google search came up with a couple of Developer articles.