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Article:
  X11 and OpenOffice on Mac OS X
Subject:   Problems getting started / solved !!!
Date:   2003-06-19 07:15:22
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Problems getting started

go to sourceforge.com an download
XFree86_4.2.1.1.zip from this url
or look for the XonX project:


the file you need:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/xonx/XFree86_4.2.1.1.zip?download


the project:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xonx


extract and install it and
then run X11 an then type:


sh /Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/program/soffice


(there is a space after sh !!!)


if this not work type this before:
setenv DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH /Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/program\
:/Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/program/filter:/usr/X11R6/lib



Here is the original description:


Running OpenOffice.org under XDarwin


Hardy Mayer and Ed Peterlin


1. X-windows for MacOS users


This section briefly explains some of the background needed for running the beta
version of OpenOffice.org1.0.1 (OOo) under Mac OS X (10.1 and 10.2).


In addition to a standard MacOSX installation, it may be useful to have the Development tools installed (so that you have access to a gcc compiler and some other useful tools).


You will need a current version of XFree86 and xDarwin installed which you can
download and install from the following sites:



http://www.xdarwin.org
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xonx



The main thing you need from this distribution is the X-server -- a unix program which allows you to launch various applications making use of the X11R6 windowing system --- a standard on most Unix systems, such as Linux, BSD, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, etc.
Since we do not want X to take over the complete display, we make use of XDarwin, a Darwin interface which allows X applications to run "rootless," i. e., on top of the MacOSX display, though they will look less elegant than standard ``Aqua'' applications (no pulsing blue buttons, etc.).


In principle, one could run OOo directly under XDarwin, making use
of the supplied startup scripts.


From an active xterm:


setenv DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH /Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/program\
:/Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/program/filter:/usr/X11R6/lib


cd /Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/program
sh soffice &