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Re: [ProgSoc] The MacBochs project
On Fri, 2 Apr 1999, David Batterham wrote:
> Just curious about whether any Mac programmers here have heard of or are
> interested in the MacBochs project.
Yep, heard the callout the other day on this list. Just bear in mind that
the emu market on MacOS has really fragmented in recent times (not
forgetting that you're talking about open source). This would have been a
big deal in the days of Insignia having a monopoly on $400 emulators, but
today Connectix's product can do just about every Intel OS (not just MSDOS
and Win9x) and there's now a $US20 product from Blue Label for all comers.
And as for the open-source inclined, they'd probably be running Apple's
MkLinux or LinuxPPC already, and recompiling any Linux apps they get.
The really fervent Mac programmers are soon going to get busy rewriting
their own apps for the new re-entrant Carbon APIs, so they can run on
MacOS X with protection and preemption. Why bother running Win32? :)
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