One thing that always bothered me about MacMiNT is that I never could compile JET or MacMint itself. Â It requires the headers from MPW 3.2, or better known as the Macintosh Programmer’s Workshop, along with a single library again from MPW 3.2
MPW 3.3 won’t work, which is the only version I’ve had when I bought an extraordinarily heavy FORTRAN compiler for the MAC, Language Systems FORTRAN. Â I tried to get dungeon to work with that, but no dice.
But thanks to macgui, they have links to the 3.2 headers & libraries!
It took me a little longer than I’d like to figure out how to build the cross libraries, as I kept running the script from the script directory, not from /mint as I should have (is there any documentation?!). Â But I finally built the libmac16.olb and libmac.olb needed for MiNT programs to call the MacOS toolbox!
So now I’m able to compile Hoshi’s 1999 JET and MacMiNT!
For anyone interested, I’ve built a disk image here, that includes everything all ready to go. Â It runs great on my latest build of Cockatrice, although I haven’t made any Win32 builds just yet…. Â I suspect it’ll run on emaculation’s build of Basilisk II it really should only need a 68000 with 8MB of RAM or so. Â The disk image is 8MB, and uncompressed onto a hard disk takes up 35MB of space.
I’ve also made a small (100MB) mirror of the umich MiNT & MacMiNT install archives I could find right here.
Also, it runs dungeon,and with a lot of finagling, it’ll even run f2c dungeon! (needs a 68030 or higher).
For those who insist on running this on SheepShaverÂ / Or PowerPC based machines, I’ve found that System 7 and an OldWorld ROM run it best. Â System 8.0 and System 8.1 can run it (assuming they were installed as a PowerPC install), but System 8.5 and higher are not very cooperative when it comes to MacMiNT.
I suspect it must be the re-write of the nanokernel that PowerPC MacOS is based on.
Does any of this compile under the MPW OS X compatibility layer?
I highly doubt it. MiNT has it’s own GCC, and MacMiNT is dependent on MacOS. I guess the real question would be how much of MacMiNT toolbox calls could carbon handle? And… would it be worth it?
I think there is already a pre-compiled verion of MiNT in Macintoshgarden. And it works fine with basilisk ii. What’s wrong?
It’s the Hoshi MacMiNT from 1999… so it’s lacking the MPW headers, and libraries … aka not self-hosting you can’t just compilie jet/mint/rsx, which I added in the bits for that.
Please check out new Windows NT Dec 1991 prelease page on dosworld https://dosworld.wordpress.com/windows-nt-dec-1991-prelease/
Needs more info TBH… Compare it with this, this or this.
Plus read that book, showstopper! Get more info, and get more in depth. Screen shots are so 1990’s, people demand content!
I wonder if someone grafted TCP/IP onto it. Would be a lot cooler (and maybe useful) that way.
There was actually! I found mention of it, but no source/binaries. When I saw the mention that is when I went through the motion of making it self hosting so I could re-build but sadly I lost my notes on the name… there were two releases then it up and disappeared.
I suppose the thing to do is hook Jet since it’s the MacOS app and then setup the calls to MiNT. and find some low key tcpip app.
Oh yeah it was called:
And it was originally here:
ftp://rpelkey.bates.edu/pub/macmint/tcp/macmint-tcp-pl00.tar.gz is not available