A version of the X.Org X Window System that runs on OS X

The XQuartz project is an open-source effort to develop a version of the X.Org X Window System that runs on OS X. Together with supporting libraries and applications, it forms the X11.app that Apple has shipped with OS X since version 10.5.

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XQuartz-2.7.7.dmg 2.7.7 2014-08-18 For OS X 10.6 or later (including Mavericks)

A list of all available XQuartz releases can be found here.
(Development “beta” releases, if available, are here.)

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An XQuartz installation consists of many individual pieces of software which have various licenses. The X.Org software components’ licenses are discussed on the X.Org Foundation Licenses page. The quartz-wm window manager included with the XQuartz distribution uses the Apple Public Source License Version 2.

Web page design by Kyle J. McKay for the XQuartz project.