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Xquartz goes to version 2.2.1

Posted on May 06, 2008 by Juan

The Xquartz project is a useful one for Leopard users of astronomical applications because of the dependence of most astronomical applications on X11. A few days ago (what can I say, its finals and I am swamped with exam writing and grading) they released version 2.2.1. It contains all the tweaks that made it into the previous version and also includes

  • All packages updated to versions intended to ship as part of X11R7.4 (as of 2008.04.21).
  • Fixed multiple crash-causing bugs in the server.
  • Fixed cmd-tab to properly move all windows forward when entering X11.app.
  • Cleaned up multi-monitor support (still not completely bulletproof) [I have 2 monitors, so this is a big one for me].

As I have noted before, Apple includes some of the work done in this project in OSX updates, so it is suggested that you install the latest XQuartz release after updating to 10.5.2 (and any future 10.5.x or security updates).

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