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[wingide-users] Wing IDE, OS X and Apple's X11 Server

Richard Chamberlain richard at
Tue, 28 Jan 2003 00:20:20 +0000


On Monday, January 27, 2003, at 11:27 PM, Kevin Teague wrote:

> I have tried Wing with XDarwin/OroborOSX (and other window managers) 
> on my 700 Mhz iBook. I found that Wing ran painfully slow (for 
> instance I could type faster than it could render text).
> With Apple's X11 server, these speed issues have disappeared. Wing 
> runs quite snappily - not quite as fast as my Linux box, but it's 
> still very useable.
> The X11 server is easy to install, the only snag you might run into is 
> if you've had XDarwin installed previously, you'll want to remove any 
> ~/.xinitrc from your home directory.

Thanks for everyone's replies.

I'm pleasantly suprised how well it runs, it seems pretty Zippy on my 

I didn't have another x server installed so installation was easy, 
quick and totally painless.

Thanks again,


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