[mythtv-users] Apple X11 or XDarwin?

Ken Taylor ken at onramp.com.au
Mon Sep 10 01:22:43 UTC 2007

On 10/09/2007, at 12:04 AM, Eric Robinson wrote:
> Ken Taylor wrote:
>> On 09/09/2007, at 8:37 PM, Eric Robinson wrote:
>>> I've decided upon a Linux backend with Mac Mini Frontends for my
>>> home network.  I've scanned the docs on the wiki and have found no
>>> mention whatsoever of compatibility (or lack thereof) with Apple's
>>> own X11 implementation.  And therein lies my question:
>>> Is XDarwin necessary for OSX or can you simply use the Apple
>>> provided X11.app?
>> You don't need wither - the Mac frontend is a standalone application
>> with no need for an XServer.
> That sounds really awesome.  It leads me to one question, however:
> Why is the Wiki (available here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Myth_on_Mac_OS_X) organized such
> that the "Installing pre-built MythFrontend binaries" starts with a  
> talk
> about installing XDarwin?

No idea.  The MythTV packager for MacOS builds an app that doesn't  
need X11.

> Is that step unnecessary?

I just installed a new Mini in the bulkhead next to my projector and  
just dragged the frontend on.  Works a treat.

Ken Taylor

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