[Nostalgia] Apple APDA Smalltalk-80

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Mon Jan 19 14:31:44 UTC 2004

On Sunday 18 January 2004 12:19, "Ricardo L. A. Bánffy" wrote:
> That would be cool.
> I have a couple Macintoshes that could run it - a Color Classic and
> an LC II. It would be amazingly cool to show.

Well, it would run in the sense that you would get the old Smalltalk-80 
"desktop" on your screen. Unfortunately it talks directly to the 
hardware for the keyboard and mouse and doesn't know anything about the 
ADB. So it is not usable on anything newer than a Mac Plus.

I did create an image that would automatically run some benchmarks and 
print the results and used that on a Mac Classic (but then had to 
reboot since there was no way to exist Smalltalk).

My copy of disk 7 is damaged (this has the "small" image for running on 
Mac with only 512KB of RAM) but I was able to copy the other six 
floppies from the original 400KB format to the 1.44MB format on a 
Classic II and transfer that into a Performa 5215CD. My attempts to go 
from there to a PC have not been as successful and I would welcome any 
advice (none of my old Macs have network interfaces).

-- Jecel

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