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  1. atommclain

    Apple Macintosh software sold for System 6 and below

    Yeah, sorry if that wasn't clear.
  2. atommclain

    Apple Macintosh software sold for System 6 and below

    Curious if we can come up with a list of Apple Macintosh software that was available for purchase at some point. Off the top of my head: HyperCard Macintosh 68000 Development System MacDraw MacPaint MacProject MacTerminal MacWorks XL (debatable) MacWrite System Software Switcher? Through the...
  3. atommclain

    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    At the risk of derailing our derailed conversation, I'm curious if I could get feedback on another issue I'm running into. :) In brief, the codebase is using FSpOpenResFile and FSpCreateResFile, which are System 7+ functions. I'm trying to figure out how to correctly create and open a resource...
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    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    You know I took a closer look at that Aztec C link and it looks like its for a Dos version that compiles 68k code? I guess in theory it should work since what I've read so far Xinu doesn't use any toolbox/rom routines. I'll send you a link shortly 😀
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    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    Woah! Major hat tip @Crutch! Somehow I missed this in my initial research, this is awesome! Well I am loath (playfully) to share the following but it only seems fair. I contacted the Purdue Xinu group regarding getting a copy of the source code for the Mac edition (my book did contain a post...
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    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    Curious to hear what books piqued everyones interest from the bibliography. The one I found that I'm slowly going through is Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach (Macintosh Edition) which walks the reader through creating an operating system on the Macintosh. My hope is that after I...
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    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    I currently reading through this myself, the chapter 4 FKeys to allow window and app switching are a god send, my only remaining hot key wish is to have a key command to move the current selection in Finder to the trash.
  8. atommclain

    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    Oh, that might explain why my virtual disk image stoped working after implementing this change; the program was writing temporary files starting with a period...
  9. atommclain

    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    Here is the solution I ended up with. CodeWarrior Pro N, does seem to have a broken implementation of open for System 6 but luckily we do have access to the source code which is located in Code Warrior:MSL:MSL_C:MSL_MacOS:Src:fcntl.mac.c. In the open function there are two blocks of code where...
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    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    Thank so much for these responses! I'm both ecstatic and equally embarrassed to say that I had not realized the source for the c library was included with the complier... so much time wasted. But I'm able to pursue this new path, thanks!
  11. atommclain

    Open system call failing on System 6 but working on System 7

    Hello, I am working on porting an old open source project that was originally made to run on System 7 and up, to run on System 6. This is my first foray into classic Mac development, and at best I would consider myself a novice C programmer, but I am slowly making headway. I'm stuck on an issue...
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