[Nostalgia] Apple APDA Smalltalk-80

Torsten Sadowski moehl at akaflieg.extern.tu-berlin.de
Mon Jan 19 15:01:55 UTC 2004

All Macs with Superdrive (1.44MB) floppies can read and write MSDOS


P.S. Would it be possible to start a collection of all those dinosaurs
like the Smalltalk free books? I'm sure all commercial interest has died
down now but there are quite a number of old changesets available which
require their special smalltalk.

P.P.S. Is it possible to suppress compilation when filing in a changeset
so all the parts can be incrementally made working in Squeak?

On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:

> 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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