[Job] Squeak for NewtonOS?
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Mon Sep 9 23:14:11 UTC 2002
This would be a fun project, but without knowing some high people in
places, nearly impossible. Apple never provided an OS-level interface
for the Newt. I did some C work on the Newton, trying to port PGP to
the Newt, and it's C interface and libs are *very* restricted in what
they can do, i.e. no globals, no OS calls etc. This was by design.
Apple didn't want people mucking with it at that level. You were
basically told "you can write C functions to speed up your NewtonScript,
but that's about it." I even begged Walter Smith (The Newton OS
designer) at one point to give me any kind of low-level toolkit, to no
avail. So unless you know Steve better than we might expect, you are
SOL:-) Looks like you've entered the Brave New World (more in the
Aldous Huxley sense than you might hope)
Aaron J Reichow wrote:
>I'm looking for someone to port Squeak, hopefully a 3.0-era VM to Newton
>OS 2.x. I could try to do it myself, but let's just say that doing C-ish
>work isn't my thing. I'm an aspiring biologist, not a programmer.
>However, a version of Squeak for the Newton is worth a lot to me, but I am
>a mere undergrad student, paying his own way through school, so I don't
>have a lot of money to contract this project out- but I would if I could.
>The most I could really afford is around $250.
>I know there's only a miniscule probability that anyone will be interested
>in taking this job, but if there's any way I could return to the Newton
>platform, I figure it's worth posting this. :)
>Also, let me apologize for the goofiness of this request- I assure you,
>I'm not insane, just a little attached to both of my favorite computing
>platform- Newton OS and Smalltalk.
> Aaron Reichow :: UMD ACM Pres :: http://www.d.umn.edu/~reic0024/
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