My mind is blown. This is super awesome.
I've been working on the UI for connecting to a wireless network the last couple of days. Here's some screenshots. Basically I'm writing AppleShare fanfic and I'm fine with that.
That's awesome ! I like the MacOS look and feek. You are 100% in the HIG right there.
except I might recommend graying out the 'key' field when 'Open' is selected rather than making it disappear
also the spacing of elements when the Key field is hidden looks a little off.
I decided to do it like this because I'm pretty sure it's what AppleShare does when you choose 'guest'.
Also, it turns out to be surprisingly difficult to gray out a text field in a way that works properly all the way up from System 6 to post-appearance manager (or, if there's an easy way, I couldn't find it; @Crutch, do you know a way?). But I promise I'm doing it for the authenticity rather than laziness (Ithis isn't true, mostly I'm just lazy).
Yes, something feels a bit odd about that to me too. Not sure what to do about it at this stage. I'll revisit positioning and stuff once I've got the actual code working properly. Suggestions welcome.
Not to hold you to anything, but will these be available as complete units, or a part list that one can build themselves
Also, what sort of price range would we expect for this (just a rough high/low)?
I am hoping to make them available as assembled, ready-to-go units, eventually. However, there are many possible stumbling-points between now and there!
It's difficult to tell at the moment. None of the parts themselves are that pricy, but as yet I don't know how much things like assembly will be, and I haven't done this kind of thing before, so I'm reluctant to speculate. If it's much more than 20-odd pounds each though, it's probably not going to be worth doing it as pre-assembled, and it'll have to be a kit.
Either way, "build your own" will be an option: the only reason that bits and pieces to try stuff out as a self-build haven't yet been released is they're in such a rough state. This isn't a scheme for me to make money, I just want people who would like one of these to have one.
I’m looking forward to using one of these, so I dug out my code and did some irrelevant logging stuff just to get a bit more familiar with it again. Probably need to get my development systems set up again; I remember there being stuff about default networks that I never quite figured out.Another note: one can also bridge the protocol these use to EtherTalk in software. I've been talking about @sfiera's multitalk software above, I don't know if anyone else has written one, but if you ran that as a companion to your netatalk server on Ethernet, your Macs with these dongles would be able to access it.
Not to derail the conversation, but would that essentially be a Raspberry Pi that has AppleShare enabled and allows vintage Macs the ability to connect to it, as well as a modern machine (ie a bridge)?Definitely love to buy one or two (three?)!
And yes, as cheesestraws mentioned, the MacIPpi can be a perfect file sharing platform. In between modern and old file sharing world.