[OS X TeX] Should I install X11 ?
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu Jun 22 22:28:20 CEST 2006
On Jun 22, 2006, at 17:06, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 22 juin 06 à 16:50, Simon Spiegel a écrit :
>> I don't think that a "normal user" (whatever that may be) has much
>> use of X11.
> In relation to TeX, it is required by FontForge (for checking and/or
> modifying fonts) and xpdf (which I installed to check whether PDF
> files intended for distribution would be readable by Linux users not
> willing to install acroread). You may also be willing to experiment
> with xdvi (the standard DVI viewer on Linux), GhostView (the standard
> PS viewer on Linux), xfig (the standard GUI drawing program on Linux),
> the Gimp (the standard image manipulation program on Linux), etc.
To be precise: FontForge will run without X11 in batch mode. The UI
requires X11. And so do some other apps.
> Otherwise, X11 allows running OpenOffice.org (I'm sure you know what
> that is) and Port Authority (the GUI front end for DarwinPorts). I was
> about to forget: for scientists and engineers, it's also required by
> MATLAB and Scilab.
NeoOffice is a Mac-native (no X11) version of OpenOffice.
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