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TroutMaskReplica Aug 22nd, 2005 08:38 PM

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I've not used an OS 9 application in about two years.
same here.

do not install or use OS 9. it is pointless for a new macintosh user to do so.

ajaxline Aug 23rd, 2005 05:42 AM

This is similar to the Software Compatibility Wizard function in Windows XP. You can choose to launch an older program in one of four compatibility modes:

* Win 95
* Win 98/ME
* WinNT 4.0 (SP5)
* Win2K

And, like many retro-emulation modes, I have had mixed results using SCW. Sometimes it chugs along, no problem. Sometimes, your old program just coughs up a hairball.

A.J.

Macaholic Aug 23rd, 2005 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ajaxline
Sometimes, your old program just coughs up a hairball.

Heh. Nice cata analogy! :D
(OS X "Puma", "Jaguar", "Panther", "Tiger")

syn1980 Aug 23rd, 2005 10:20 AM

Hey Josh,

I'm a Developer and have worked mostly on Windows and UNIX Platform.My Company is proceeding to support MacOSX shortly and so I'm in the process of getting familiar with this platform.

Yeah as you said,I can find info elsewhere,however I've been visiting this forum quite sometime and have always found some real good info.I was looking for a quick and short explanation and based on that I can proceed further.For e.g Macaholic's explanation is a very good starting note.

Kudos to all you Guys!!!...You are all very responsive and quick.It was very informative

Macaholic Aug 23rd, 2005 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by syn1980
Hey Josh,

I'm a Developer and have worked mostly on Windows and UNIX Platform.My Company is proceeding to support MacOSX shortly and so I'm in the process of getting familiar with this platform.

Hey! That's great! :)

You've probably been following the decision of Apple to go with Intel CPUs next year. They have some awesome developers tools that will create "Universal Binary" applications that will -- if I understand it correctly -- be coded FOR YOU to run on both RISC and upcoming CISC Macintosh platforms. "Cocoa", their native OS X environment, is said to be really easy to write in (NOTE: I know nothing of this type of stuff. just from what I've read/heard).

Another thing you may or may not be aware of is that Codewarrior is dropping support for the Mac platform. Of all the different developer codes supporting Mac OS X, any legacy PPC apps written in Codewarrior will have the most difficult migration to x86 (Cocoa apps are apparently a breeze). Perhaps rather than migrate themselves, Metroworks has decided that the migration is too much for themselves to bother with. makes me wonder if they've suffered since Apple released their own developer kit, "Xtcode". So, I have no idea what kit you use on the "PC" side, but Codewarrior won't be there on the "Mac" side.

And on the subject of emulation, OS X/x86 will have an emulator for OS X PPC code backwards compatibility, called "Rosetta". This technology is from a company called Transitive, IIRC. And as for Mac OS Classic (pre-OS X) support that you have been enquiring about in this thread, such Classic apps will no longer be supported in OS X (my guess is on BOTH platforms) when OS X/x86 comes out at the end of next year.

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For e.g Macaholic's explanation is a very good starting note.
I live to serve... much to my wife's chagrin :o

Hey! Good luck on your immersion into the Mac platform! I know I can speak for all the Mac dweebs here by saying "thanks!" to your company... whatever you guys do.

SoyMac Aug 23rd, 2005 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Macaholic
... I know I can speak for all the Mac dweebs here by saying "thanks!" to your company... whatever you guys do.

And syn1980, you and your company will be saying "thanks" when you see how trouble-free the Apple OS is.
Welcome to the Apple club!
:)

Macaholic Aug 26th, 2005 12:55 AM

syn1980, here is an article about Mac OS development and Code Warrior going away for Macs:

http://www.rednova.com/news/display/...e=r_technology


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