From Exile to X11: A Journey Through Time
Subject:   X11 != GUI
Date:   2003-03-18 07:21:29
From:   anonymous2
X11 has no control over the scrollbars, buttons, comboxes, or any other aspect of the user interface. X11 is simply a protocol for moving big, square rectangles of graphics (ie windows) around on the screen. In order to draw buttons and widgets, you need a toolkit. The Qt toolkit has the capability to interface with Aqua, making UNIX programs look like true MacOS apps (even though they AREN'T!) but most UNIX applications will still look like UNIX on your Mac.