OroborOSX
OroborOSX
0.9

4.5

OroborOSX free download for Mac

OroborOSX

0.9
06 January 2004

X11 evironment with OSX window behavior.

Overview

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 in OroborOSX

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).

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4 OroborOSX Reviews

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Imacz-rule1
29 May 2002

Most helpful

Wow!! A must if you use Mac GIMP! Easy and a lot faster than XDarwni X11 app (even though it uses XDarwin). Makes it look like you are using OS X instead of the mac unfriendly X11 feel!
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Version 0.8p3
UmarOMC
07 January 2004
From developer's site: "WARNING! - I've found there was a major problem with the (default) USA.xmodmap file in the v0.9 final release. I've fixed it now and updated the download archive - but if you downloaded v0.9 final before 15:00 GMT on 6th Jan. (and you can't fix up your USA.xmodmap yourself - file available here: USA.xmodmap), you should download v0.9 again... Sorry about that!"
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Version 0.9
Anonymous
26 November 2003
By far the best X11 experience on the Mac. I tried XDarwin, and it came with a really lame window manager. This is just a one-click start, and easy to install. Great!
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Version 0.8.5
Anonymous
25 December 2002
I am very happy with the "O" It gets better with each release.
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Version 0.8.5
Imacz-rule1
29 May 2002
Wow!! A must if you use Mac GIMP! Easy and a lot faster than XDarwni X11 app (even though it uses XDarwin). Makes it look like you are using OS X instead of the mac unfriendly X11 feel!
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Version 0.8p3