Setting up for X-Windows Development on MacOS.
This note describes setting up a development environment for doing X Windows Development on Mac OS from the ground up. The notes do apply to other environments… with minor tweaks (I tried the same basic setup on Debian Linux, DragonFly BSD, and FreeBSD with no major issues). This is enough setup to build applications in X Windows using Xlib - the lowest level of programming in X… other than the X Protocol :). I did this because I have developed an interest in how graphical interfaces work and X, for all its quirks, is not self-limiting, crippled, partially proprietary or any of that nonsense and it is widely used. After setting up, downloading some source, building and deploying, here’s what we’re looking at… on a Mac:
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