Subject: Re: Running GTK+ applications without X11 under Mac OS X
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/16/2007 18:13:00
On Jan 16, 2007, at 6:06 PM, Matthias Scheler wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 05:57:30PM +0100, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
>> Ah, so the current gtk in pkgsrc is built against the OS X rendering
>> engine?
> It will use Quartz if you add "PKG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS= -x11 quartz" to
> your "/etc/mk.conf".


>> Last time I tried it still used X11, which was kinda... ugly ;-)
> Using Quartz doesn't mean you get a shiny Cocoa user interface.
> It just means you don't need a X11 server to run the program.

Ah, OK.  That's why I didn't understand it, because AFAIK, the Cocoa  
interface is still under development.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>