Started by ardi, June 13, 2014, 03:57:36 AM
Quote from: "M Paquette"As usual, Wikipedia tossed up more unsubstantiated rubbish. I'm not allowed to edit this in Wikipedia, as I am one of the people who wrote the software involved. Conflict of interest and all that. Instead we get commentary on my code from someone I've never heard of.Actual real facts:
Quote from: "tomaz"In addition to the questions Michael and Rob have already asked, one more comes to my mind for now: there are a couple of VLSI ASICs on NeXT motherboards, whose designs I would guess are no longer of commercial value to Apple. Do you have any idea if (and if so, how, where, from whom) the schematics, or at least behavioural spec. could be obtained?
Quote from: M PaquetteSome parts are not NeXT/Apple's to give out. Display PostScript, for example, is largely the same PostScript that Adobe still puts in printers and some of their software, with some additional extensions by NeXT for compositing, window, and event management. The kernel and UNIX level 1 code are very similar to the initial Darwin source release. VERY similar... The old gcc builds are available, or course. The AppKit code is still in active development, so I don't think they will hand that out.Ernie Prabhakar is the product manager for related software these days.This is pretty off-topic for this thread, though.