OroborOSX

0.9 06 Jan 2004

X11 evironment with OSX window behavior.

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Developer website: Adrian Umpleby

OroborOSX is an X11 environment designed for use in rootless mode with XDarwin on Mac OS X. The source code is also available. Features include:
  • X11 windows are interleaved with Aqua windows (the usual rootless XDarwin implementation brings all X11 windows in front when one is clicked);
  • Clicking in a background window will only activate that window (rather than the click being sent through to make something else happen in that window);
  • A list of X11 windows is available from the OS X Dock icon (and the Window menu in OSX10.1);
  • New 'X11 application' icons can easily be created from the template script;
  • X11 applications can be launched from the "Launch" menu;
  • X11 applications can be launched by double-clicking on them;
  • Completely self-contained package -it is much more 'Mac-like' in that it does not interfere in any way with any 'unixy stuff', so you can use it safely with any software downloaded by fink, for example.

What's New

Version 0.9 adds a much-improved internal version of XDarwin (with hardware 3D OpenGL, faster drawing, faster resizing, etc.); new 'presentation mode' (hides Menubar and Dock); new command-key-shortcut mode (no longer need to have the cursor in the menubar to use keyboard shortcuts); on-the-fly X11 keyboard switching; rules to set the default properties for classes of X11 windows; works with an installation of Apple's X11; works with OSX10.3 (multiple users and Expose); numerous other tweaks and fixes (see the version history for more details).

Requirements

Mac OSX 10.1 or later, XFree86 4.0.3 or Apple's X11, libfreetype 6.3.

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Details

Downloads
10,388
Version Downloads
3,240
Type
Utilities / System
License
Free
Date
06 Jan 2004
Platform
OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free