At https://www.xquartz.org/ the current version of XQuartz is listed as 2.7.11 but in MacPort it looks like this

$ port search xquartz
xorg-server @1.20.5 (x11, devel)
    The X.org / Xquartz X server.

xorg-server-1.18 @1.18.4 (x11, devel)
    The X.org / Xquartz X server.

xorg-server-devel @1.20.4 (x11, devel)
    The X.org / Xquartz X server.

Found 3 ports.

The xquartz.org version is released 2016 so it is not like MP haven't had time to update. Am I missing something? Exactly what should I install if I want to run X11-applications using a SSH tunnel?


XQuartz is itself dated but is the latest version and works well on High Sierra. The latest version is 2.7.11 dated several years ago. The XQuartz homepage is here. It can be loaded from the link. This latest? version should do what you want.

  • thank you. I didn't mention anything about obsolete. I use XQuartz most every day.
    – Natsfan
    Oct 7 '19 at 23:48
  • That wasn't really an answer to my question. Besides, my question already linked to xquartz.org so clearly I was aware of where to download it.
    – d-b
    Oct 8 '19 at 9:28
  • You asked if it was outdated. I've edited my answer to address that.
    – Natsfan
    Oct 8 '19 at 15:33

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