Started by spitfire, November 02, 2021, 08:46:56 PM
Quote from: zombie on November 02, 2021, 09:30:50 PMHoly crap. This is a BIG deal. I Guarantee you there are huge swaths of this code that remain unaltered in modern day macOS. A LOT of hacking is going to come out of this.In more positive news. I got to think this could kickstart an open source version of NeXTSTEP. which I frankly would change over to without hesitation.GNUSTEP isnt it. It stalled runs on top of all kinds of crap. I wish it would become something great, but it just hasn't.
Quote from: spitfire on November 02, 2021, 10:18:12 PMSo I'm going turbo-nerd on these sources. In the DPS sources it looks like they have the window server sources.Sooo... We have ROM sources - we can build new rom with updated device support. We have the mach kernel source, which we can build updated support for new devices. Finally we have the window server sources, with which we can build new video support with.We have all the pieces to build an updated NeXT system. We could build an '060 NeXT. We could update displays with properly scaled hi-DPI displays. I'm still looking through to find the laser printer drivers. What I'd love to come out of this is a rebuilt Nextstep with modern GNU user-land, with modern high-res displays. @zombie On GNUStep. It apparently fully implements the full OpenStep interface. But has to work on top of X11. We have the window server source code - we can't actually use it, but we can build our own open source version and yes build an open-source NeXTstep.Make sure to clone locally!!