my interpretation was that the article was blatantly spelling it out that the "serialDMA 2" file originates from the time period specified in the article (which was July 1993 through to November 1994)
the macOs versions that were current at that time period were:
System 7 (May 1991) 7.1.1 (Oct 1993), 7.1.2 (Mar 1994), 7.5 (Sept 1994)
so yes, i think its logical to assume that an important fix would be included in later mass distributions of the OS.
so i guess my next assumption would be that this serialDMA driver is probably already on my peforma mac
the versions that followed that time period:
7.5.1 (Mar 1995), 7.5.3(Jan 1996), 7.5.5(Sept 1996), 7.6.1(Apr 1997)
im already running 7.5.5 now... so, my current version is from 1-2 years past that time period
i only updated to 7.5.5 to be able to get my damn networking working properly, installing openTransport 1.1.2 etc to be able to get
the chooser to allow specifying an IP address (appletalk over ip? ie: AFP://x.x.x.x)
going forward updating to 7.6.1 is not what im looking to do,
like i said the whole reason for thaving the computer itself was:
for me to be able to have a vintage system, running 68k cpu,
which can run some music programs that dont seem to run on newer more modern ppc macs like g3/g4/g5 systems.
Edited by supernova777, Today, 04:36 AM.