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Aqua X Window Server for Mac OS X Beta, the final product is slated to ship when Mac OS X ships in early 2001.
Xtools is a full implementation of the X Windows system running on Mac OS X. Based on X11R6.4, Xtools inherits the clean, fast, stable, and portable codebase from XFree86. Integration with the Aqua environment is enabled by building the X server on top of Cocoa and QuickDraw, providing a rootless X windows display while still retaining the ability to use native applications.
Xtools is an easy-to-use, flexible Mac OS X application that integrates the best elements of Apple's Aqua desktop with state-of-the-art X Window tools to provide a powerful extension to Apple's new operating system, Mac OS X. Tenon's Xtools for OS X (pronounced 'ten') not only allows remote X (pronounced 'X") applications to be displayed on the Mac OS X desktop, but also includes a complete set of X tools and libraries to support local execution of X applications and games on OS X. Extending Mac OS X with Tenon's X Window porting environment enables high-resolution 3D-modeling & animation, graphical visualization and image rendering applications to be built directly on Mac OS X.
The X Window System is an open source, industry standard for displaying remote graphical applications. X is highly portable, being both hardware and operating system independent, so users on one computer can work directly with applications on another computer. The X Window System allows enterprise-wide personal computer desktops to connect to mission critical applications and information-based systems on UNIX, Linux, and NT servers. Xtools on Apple's new Mac OS X Aqua desktop extends the reach and strength of Mac OS X, and enables Macs with Apple's new operating system to become the desktop of choice for all enterprise applications, be they local or remote.
Rootless X Windows on Aqua desktop
Full screen mode
Remote client execution
Multi-button mouse support
The ability to close a X window by clicking the close button has been disabled. For the time being, use kill or xkill to terminate applications.
Do not change the screen resolution or color depth while Xtools is running. It's ok to shut Xtools down, change the resolution or depth, and then restart Xtools.
As this is a beta, there are occasional crashes. Also, a few of the ported applications have been known to hang Xtools. Especially, the Xtools server has been known to hang when X11 menus are "flipped." If this happens, you will have to force quit Xtools.
(2.31 MiB / 2.43 MB)
Version 1.0b7 (2000)
(2.25 MiB / 2.36 MB)
Version 1.0ib8 (2001)
(2.23 MiB / 2.33 MB)
Version 1.0.3 (2001)
Mac OS X Beta - Mac OS X
Emulating this? It could probably run under: QEMU