Mac OS X

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This page is added as mini-TOC of Mac information on this Wiki, and a scratch pad for Mac stuff awaiting a home of its own.

Installing Inkscape

Inkscape for Mac OS X is an X client: it runs under the X Windows System. You will need an X Windows Server installed for it to work. For 10.4.x users, X11 can be installed from your installation DVD. For 10.3.x users, you can get Apple's X Server, or use XDarwin.

Since version 0.43, the Inkscape deliverable has been a disk image with a properly packaged Mac OS X Bundle -- You can simply drag the Inkscape icon to where is most convenient for you, usually your Applications folder or possibly your Desktop. This hardly warrants the grandiose title or style of "installing", but it does mean that un-installing is simple and complete -- just drag the icon to the Trash when you are finished with Inkscape and no longer want it.

From version 0.44, the disk image will have an alias to your system-wide Applications folder, allowing you to very easily drop the Inkscape icon into the most useful place for it, and open that folder so that you can start Inkscape.

Otherwise start Inkscape by double clicking one of its documents and it will thereafter be available to you in the Dock and fron the "Recent Items" menu-item.



  • Apple Human Interface Guide These guidelines are designed to assist you in developing products that provide Mac OS X users with a consistent visual and behavioral experience across applications and the operating system.
  • fink A ports system for Mac OS X