Similar to this question on building against native xQuartz vs MacPort's Xorg, is it possible to search for just applications built against Xorg?

For example, I want to know what Web Browsers are available (if any) that I can run inside of my i3 Window Manager that I installed with Mac Ports? Is there a method to find this out (with port) without installing them?

  • macports.org/ports.php?by=category&substr=x11 seems like a good place to start :-)
    – nohillside
    Mar 25, 2019 at 14:43
  • Cool! I'm easy, that's a totally valid answer and what I'm looking for if you want to answer it I'll mark it as chosen. Mar 25, 2019 at 14:46
  • Actually that's not really good because you can either search by category (which x11 works with) but not by category and description =( Mar 25, 2019 at 14:49
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    Well, that's the best that is available
    – nohillside
    Mar 25, 2019 at 14:50
  • @nohillside it is a tough life. Mar 25, 2019 at 14:50

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https://www.macports.org/ports.php?by=category&substr=x11 seems like a good place to start :-)

  • I'm going to mark this as Accepted, but I'm not going anywhere and for posterity if anyone knows how to search category and description (which the web interface doesn't seem to permit) I'll jump to choosing that one. This does seem to be the best that's available for now though. Mar 25, 2019 at 14:51
  • @EvanCarroll maybe try Google with the site fixed on macports.org
    – nohillside
    Mar 25, 2019 at 14:58

I found this to work for my purposes. It seems that it's what the web site ties into.

port echo category:x11 description:browser

port search is a non-starter as it doesn't seem to take the pseudo-selector syntax (which is the category: and description:` stuff).

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