Subject: COMPAT_DARWIN status
To: None <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/2003 12:09:52
Hi everybody

COMPAT_DARWIN is now able to run MacOS X's XDarwin (this is, the X
Window server for Darwin). The server is fully functionnal: display,
keyboard and mouse work.

Running Darwin has no interest in itself, but having it working ensures
that our IOKit (1) emulation is good enough to be used . The real target
now is MacOS X's WindowServer. WindowServer is like XDarwin for the
quartz displaying system, which is used natively by MacOS X

See the status page at for more

(1) Most I/O on Darwin use the IOKit, which is an object-oriented driver
framework with nothing in common with usual UNIX I/O APIs. Just peek at if you need to
be convinced it is a strange world. 

Emmanuel Dreyfus
Il y a 10 sortes de personnes dans le monde: ceux qui comprennent 
le binaire et ceux qui ne le comprennent pas.