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Upgrade from XDarwin? -Yes
Authored by: iv on Jan 09, '03 02:09:09AM

Yes, the speed increase is really noticable. Plus, you get window interleaving, dock minimizing and copy-paste etc. to work. In short the new X11 makes X11-apps feel like "real" mac-apps, a bit like Java apps (exept for the UI and for those with international keymappings).

Installation depends on your setup, if (like me) you have installed the stand-alone XDarwin package in default location (i.e. not through fink), there is no need to remove it. The Apple-X11 will install directly over your existing installation in few minutes. You can still use XDarwin with the new X-executable (you get some of the speed benefits but still get to use your preferred window manager and keymapping). X11 does not alter (or use) /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.

Anyway, whatever your system, IMHO it's well worth the installing time.



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