Started by brunocampos, May 16, 2023, 08:44:11 AM
Quote from: gtnicol on May 17, 2023, 07:48:38 AMThe core operating system is open source - XNU kernel. That's the same kernel that's in iOS, MacOS etc. and is still largely the same. A lot of the user-space utilities are all open source as well... so getting to a functional command line shouldn't be too hard. The real trick is in the GUI/windowing system. I personally think it'd be great to see DPS come back in some form... and the interpreter for that is remarkably small in NeXT boxes.
Quote from: wizard on May 16, 2023, 11:06:28 PMI thought this is already done with MacOS.
Quote from: eagle on May 18, 2023, 07:02:09 AMRight, isn't that basically what macOS is? I mean, Rhapsody DR1 was essentially nothing more than NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP ported to PPC with a few nods to MacOS 8; later Mac OS X (now macOS) was just the continuation of the x86 port (now x86_64 and ARM).But maybe @brunocampos is wanting to get back to the original UI, which GNUstep copied. It was easy to see the NeXT lineage in the Mac OS X 10.1 days, but it's quite a lot harder today on Big Sur/Monterey/Ventura.
Quote from: wizard on May 18, 2023, 03:49:07 AMI think DPS is owned by Adobe and would have to be licensed. I read once that is why Apple switched to Core Graphics or whatever they call it.
Quote from: gtnicol on May 20, 2023, 05:56:05 PMI'm not sure about that... Ghostscript implements some fair portion of DPS.
Quote from: wizard on May 20, 2023, 11:34:39 PMI'm not sure either, I read it on Wikipedia but I do remember it in the press 20 years ago.
QuoteWas there an interepreter for DPS that could be called from the command line in NEXTSTEP or OPENSTEP?