[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).
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