So QNX 2.21 popped up on eBay. I’m organizing a collection so that everyone interested in getting a copy can chip in. I have previously covered QNX 2.1 that I purchased on my own and was getting a lot of requests for the install disk images. So this time instead of pissing people off I decided to let everyone participate! 🙂
Please comment with the amount you can chip in and once say 1/2 will be covered I will purchase it.
I have purchased the item for $500 via best offer. This is much more reasonable. Of course still looking for people to chip in for the purchase.
Please send your contributions to: email@example.com selecting for “friends and family” instead of goods or services. Thanks.
So yeah, I got 10.2 to install. Well from my standpoint as a user it worked ok, but it is SLOW.. Then again my MacPro is a tad old, it is a 2006 model with 2 x 2 Ghz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors…. I hope to upgrade to the new MacPro when it finally launches later this year.
So yeah, On my computer this runs slower than my first 333Mhz iMac that I ran OS X on. Needless to say a 450Mhz G4 blows this thing away, although I don’t think that is a fair comparison.
Even with all the screwed up colours, it is kind of neat going back into time to see where OS X, was with AIM & Internet Explorer. How things changed with Apple carving out their own niche territory in both regards.
All in all it was an interesting time back then, with Apple making the leap from the dated OS 9, to the NeXT inspired OS X. And as they say the rest is history.
Sure the colours are off, and it is kind of pokey, but still the more guest OS’s on Qemu, namely for something like the PowerPC. If anyone has any better idea of how to fully run OS X on Qemu drop me a note! Plus there is additional information on the mailing list.
Darwin 124244241046.ctinets.com 12.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 12.4.0: Wed May 1 17:57:12 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2050.24.15~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64), along with clang 421 (Apple clang version 4.0 (tags/Apple/clang-421.0.57) (based on LLVM 3.1svn)
I’m using glib-2.23.6, along with my older notes, which are somewhat PowerPC specific, but work fine on OS X. First remember to setup your environment for glib2
I ran into some issue with picking up libiconv with gconvert.c . I just commented out the error message.
#if defined(USE_LIBICONV_GNU) && !defined (_LIBICONV_H)
#error GNU libiconv in use but included iconv.h not from libiconv
#if !defined(USE_LIBICONV_GNU) && defined (_LIBICONV_H)
//#error GNU libiconv not in use but included iconv.h is from libiconv
I also built it without GTK+ as building that looks simply overwhelming on OS X. I had to build the included pixman with –disable-gtk flags. In the configure script make it look like this:
#if test $enable_gtk = auto ; then
# PKG_CHECK_EXISTS(gtk+-2.0, enable_gtk=yes, enable_gtk=no)
#if test $enable_gtk = yes ; then
# PKG_CHECK_MODULES(GTK, gtk+-2.0)
# if test “x$enable_gtk” = xyes; then
Finally while the AdLib card is enabled by default now (yay) I kept on receiving the following error:
Assertion failed: (pio->offset >= off_last), function portio_list_add, file /usr/src/qemu-1.6.0-rc3/ioport.c, line 240.
So I just commented out the assert in ioport.c and I’ve been running Doom 1.1 for a few minutes without issue. I’ve also been able to install Windows NT 4.0 on Qemu