Desire to add X11 support back into imagemagick


(John) #1

X11 support was one of the options removed from IM in the upgrade to 2.0. Unfortunately for me, it was one of the features I frequently used. Removing it renders IM significantly less useful for me. I’ve reverted to an earlier version for now, but what’s the best way to go about getting it restored? Do a PR, start this discussion here?

TIA.


(Sean Molenaar) #2

As X11 support is terrible on macOS it probably won’t be a default (though you could always make a PR).
That leaves you with maintaining your own tap.


(Mike McQuaid) #3

I can confirm it definitely will not be the default as X11 does not ship with macOS.


(John) #4

Do I understand correctly that hoping for the option to be restored will be in vain?


(Sean Molenaar) #5

Yes, options won’t be back either way.


(John) #6

I used them sparingly, but for good reason.


(Denis Moskowitz) #7

It’s a really frustrating situation for those of us who rely on these X-native applications. Check my post history for my similar struggle regarding gv. I was eventually able to get a tap in place and am back to full functionality. If you go the same route, please let me know if you have any trouble and I’ll try to help.