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Is it possible to install InkScape without XQuartz?

I did install it already and it's working but I feel like it's not that native (e.g. the menu doesn't appear on the top pannel but until the title bar).

How to install InkScape without XQuartz?

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Not officially possible, yet—the Inkscape developers will have to remove the XQuartz dependency by switching to the native Gtk and Glib libraries for OS X, just like the GIMP team did a few years ago.

This work has been in progress for a couple of years on a separate Inkscape branch, but there is no official release yet. However, you can download the latest DMG here (currently based on Inkscape 0.91) both for GTK2 and GTK3 (experimental), at your own risk—expect bugs and crashes.

  • Hmm, I tried that build and it doesn't work at all. But yeah, I understand the issue. Thanks! – Ionică Bizău May 11 '16 at 19:06
  • I tried it too, and it worked okay (MBP, 10.10.5)... took a very long time to load the first time, though. – calum_b May 12 '16 at 11:52
  • Both GTK2 and GTK3 builds worked fine on MBP 10.13.3. They take a while to start the first time, but I assume that's due to the same fc-cache run that holds up a fresh start of the XQuartz version. – MithrilTuxedo Feb 6 '18 at 21:08

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