[R-SIG-Mac] XQuartz now supports Apple Silicon
Prof Brian Ripley
r|p|ey @end|ng |rom @t@t@@ox@@c@uk
Sat Feb 6 18:01:54 CET 2021
On 30/01/2021 09:46, Bob Rudis wrote:
> Announcement and d/l links:
> — https://email@example.com/msg01027.html
> — https://www.xquartz.org/releases/XQuartz-2.8.0_beta1.html
> Folks who use it should get prompted to install it next time you open it.
And now beta3 which I did get nagged to install (even though it is a
beta and I have not selected beta updates, and unlike beta1).
There is a problem with these betas - they do not contain cairo. The
R-admin instructions assumed that XQuartz did (as it has ever since R
started making use of cairo) and I have just revised them to take that
into account. AFAICS the binary distribution of R is statically linked
to cairo, but it is dynamically linked to X11 libs, which look
compatible enough. Nevertheless, using XQuartz betas with binary R
4.0.x distributions is uncharted territory.
As the betas install into /opt/X11 on top of version 2.7.11, only people
installing from scratch will notice that cairo is missing.
I have managed to build R with full cairo support on arm64, but only by
building cairo from source (neither mac.r-project.org/libs-arm64 nor
homebrew have cairo-xlib) and using fontconfig 2.13.93 not 2.13.1.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley using stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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