XQuartz
XQuartz
2.7.11

4.4

XQuartz free download for Mac

XQuartz

2.7.11
30 October 2016

Community supported update to X11.

Overview

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

What's new in XQuartz

Version 2.7.11:
  • Fontconfig
    • Fix font caching (#97546)
  • libpng 1.6.26
  • libX11
    • Plug a memory leak
  • libXi 1.7.8
    • Plus fixes for a memory leak and improved error handling
  • mesa 12.0.1

24 XQuartz Reviews

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Derekcurrie
21 February 2012

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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.
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Version 2.7.14
DragonMaster
24 February 2018
If you need Quartz for anything this version is free and powerful!
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Version 2.7.11
RogerKatz
06 November 2015
The current version is 2.7.8
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Version 2.7.6
GeogProf
19 October 2012
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.
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Version 2.7.4
1 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
19 August 2014
Apple supplied a version of X11, but no longer supports or updates it. The Apple version was based on this. The Apple version is 1.0.1, and this version is 2.7.7 (or what ever it is at this time). This version runs on current versions of OS X.

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MichaelHaeusler
02 June 2012
XQuartz has already saved my ass once.
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Version 2.7.2
Derekcurrie
21 February 2012
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.
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Version 2.7.14
1 answer(s)
Apeman
Apeman
28 August 2012
But you don't need to know much if all you use it for is GIMP or Inkscape. That's about all I use if or now. I run an occasional script, but that's about it.
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pejaham
05 November 2011
The application version is 2.7.0 - not 2.70 as indicated in the title (after update MacUpdate keeps complaining).
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Version 2.70
SickTeddyBear
21 July 2011
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 ;)"
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Version 2.6.3
Nukefixer
25 December 2010
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
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Version 2.6.0
3 answer(s)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
28 January 2011
Read the FAQ: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X11-UsersFAQ And in the future, stay away from software that you don't understand. Just because it appears on MacUpdate doesn't mean it's intended for use by everybody. Some software is only for advanced users.
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jeremyhu
jeremyhu
01 May 2011
Gary, I'm sorry you are having an issue uninstalling. sudo gives you administrative (root) access to your system and uses your user password to do so. You were required to provide your password when you installed the software, so I'm puzzled why you think you don't have one. Please enter your user password using the uninstallation commands on the website. Also, what problems are you seeing with the newer version of XQuartz that makes you want to revert to the version installed with Snow Leopard?
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Nukefixer
Nukefixer
01 May 2011
Thanks for all your help Negritude, you are a lot of help, obviously you consider yourself an advanced user, pardon me for not heeding your condescending advice........
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SickTeddyBear
20 December 2010
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
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Version 2.6.0
1 answer(s)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
28 January 2011
The version for Leopard and PPC users is now available: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/downloads/Leopard/X11-2.6.0.dmg
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Evilskull
11 July 2010
Release notes for 2.5.1 here: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X112.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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4.4

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  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
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