XQuartz
XQuartz
2.8.0

4.4

XQuartz free download for Mac

XQuartz for Mac

01 April 2021

Community supported update to X11.

What is XQuartz for Mac

XQuartz is a community supported version of the X11 server for Mac OS X.

What's new in XQuartz

Version 2.8.0:
  • Adds native support for Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Removes support for versions of macOS older than 10.9
  • Removes build-time support for deprecated X11 libraries:
    • libXaw8
    • libXevie
    • libXfontcache
    • libxkbui
    • libXp
    • libXTrap
    • libXxf86misc
  • Removes Xfake
  • Removes xpyb
  • Removes older libpng
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DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Feb 24 2018
2.7.11
5.0
Feb 24 2018
5.0
Version: 2.7.11
If you need Quartz for anything this version is free and powerful!
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Nov 6 2015
2.7.6
0.0
Nov 6 2015
0.0
Version: 2.7.6
The current version is 2.7.8
GeogProf
GeogProf
Oct 19 2012
2.7.4
0.0
Oct 19 2012
0.0
Version: 2.7.4
Could a macUpdate staff member please update the XQuartz short description? It still says “Community supported update to X11 in Leopard,” but if I’m not mistaken (and it’s entirely possible that I am), the last version of XQuartz that ran on Leopard was 2.6.3, and the current version (2.7.4) runs only on Snow Leo, Lion and Mountain Lion. Thanks.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jun 2 2012
2.7.2
4.5
Jun 2 2012
4.5
Version: 2.7.2
XQuartz has already saved my ass once.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 21 2012
2.7.14
5.0
Feb 21 2012
5.0
Version: 2.7.14
This IS X11. This is where Apple contributes to and sources what they provide with Mac OS X as X11. The XQuartz project is typically well ahead of what Apple provide. This is GEEKWARE. It requires knowledge of using the CLI found in the Terminal app for full capability. If you don't know what X11 is, if you don't know what MacPorts are or what Fink/Porticus/PortAuthority/Pallet are, then don't download XQuartz. Don't install it. Don't write a one star review out of ignorance. Learn about X11 and XQuartz first. I use X11 apps and features frequently. I love this stuff. But I am a geek and I have taken the time to learn how to use this. I also have unfathomably patience setting up this geek level stuff. It takes unfathomable patience to use X11 because it is designed by geeks for geeks, not for average or even intermediate users. It is in fact a big, frustrating PITA to use X11 successfully! But the rewards are a lot of fun. ALSO NOTE: Apple are no longer going to provide X11 with Mac OS X! It come with the Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installer. INSTEAD Apple are going to direct Mac users to download exactly what we have here: XQuartz, the source project for X11. So if you like X11, download the latest stable XQuartz and get to work with it! BUT! Be sure to read ALL the documentation at the source website BEFORE you download or install new versions. Because this is geekware, IT HAS BUGS. Some bugs may mean that it won't install on or work with your version of Mac OS X. Please do your homework so you're ready for the XQuartz's challenges.
anonymous-tapir-4703
anonymous-tapir-4703
Nov 5 2011
2.70
0.0
Nov 5 2011
0.0
Version: 2.70
The application version is 2.7.0 - not 2.70 as indicated in the title (after update MacUpdate keeps complaining).
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jul 21 2011
2.6.3
0.0
Jul 21 2011
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
FYI, they rolled out one last version for Leopard: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/downloads/Leopard/X11-2.6.3.dmg From the developer: http://lists.macosforge.org/pipermail/xquartz-dev/2011-July/003389.html "XQuartz 2.6.3 is a stability and security release of the 2.6 series. It pulls in various bug fixes found over the past few months including some annoying crashers with RandR, quartz-wm window placement issues, and better support for AFP home directories. In addition, this release includes fixes for the libpng vulnerabilities announced earlier this month. "Due to the nature of these changes, I decided to roll one last release of XQuartz for Leopard. This should be the last release to support Leopard. I previously said 2.6.1 would be the last Leopard release, but this time I mean it ;)"
Nukefixer
Nukefixer
Dec 25 2010
2.6.0
0.5
Dec 25 2010
0.5
Version: 2.6.0
Unfortunately I downloaded this and installed it by mistake and do not want it on my computer. I am a 3 month old MacBook Pro user with snow leopard OS, how exactly do I uninstall this so I can revert back to problem free Mac OS updates as this indicates from now on I will have some conflicts? I would appreciate anyones detailed help. When I go into terminal as its suggested on the developers page and use whats mentioned, the sudo command, I am asked for a password prior to it running, I never installed a password on my computer when initially setting it up? Also is it possible to somehow disable this and use the Apple version from now on? And I'm giving this low marks only because it will not allow me to submit these remarks unless I fill out the stars! Thank you, regards, Gary
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Dec 20 2010
2.6.0
0.0
Dec 20 2010
0.0
Version: 2.6.0
Note to Leopard users from the developer: "If you're a Leopard user, I'm sorry, but your update has been delayed (probably until January). I lost my connection to my Leopard box while creating the package and won't have access to it for a couple weeks. 2.6.0_rc1 should serve you well until then." http://lists.macosforge.org/pipermail/xquartz-dev/2010-December/003062.html Info on RC1 for Leopard, if you can't wait 2 weeks: http://lists.macosforge.org/pipermail/xquartz-dev/2010-December/003053.html
Evilskull
Evilskull
Jul 11 2010
2.5.1
0.0
Jul 11 2010
0.0
Version: 2.5.1
Release notes for 2.5.1 here: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X112.5.1
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  • ARM
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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