Pending Mac 3.5.1b5 VM.
John M McIntosh
johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Mon Jun 23 06:23:47 UTC 2003
I've a macintosh 3.5.1b5 VM here that that supports:
The ability to type (or not type) into a floating window, something
missing in the 3.5.1b4 VM.
The ability to display or not display the window title (which is the
The ability not to be hidden when Quicktime or the DVD player goes into
full screen mode when we are a floating window.
The ability to raise the ceiling of memory allocation above 512MB. The
maximum due to interesting virtual memory allocation patterns and
Virtual Machine usage issues seems to be about 1GB under optimal
As usual early adopters can email me for an early copy so I can ensure
these features work
I will point out some of these features are os-x only. It seems at this
version number and given Apple's expectations for os-x it's time to
introduce os-x only features and 'perhaps' forgo os-8/9 compatibility
for some of these behaviours. However I will take comments on this
action, but for example I'm not sure how floating windows with
keyboard input would work in os 8.5?
John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com> 1-800-477-2659
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd. http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com
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