Saturday, 22 October 2011

DroidMac is dead...

Hi All,

I must admit, that i wanted to take DroidMac much forward, as I saw it (among my other emu ports) as the most promising (mainly due to the MacOS capabilities and speed). I have currently a version in the works with better touch mouse support, config capabilities front-end, etc. I was to release it on this page within next few days. But no I don't.

After seeing this: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/20/from-steve-jobs-biography-im-going-to-destroy-android/ and especially after reading many of the comments to this article, I must admit that I'm loosing my energy to work on the project that praises Apple in any way. I lost a passion for it. Period.

Therefore this project is dead. Feel free to use the previous version.

From now on I will focus on DroidPUAE development.

Update: after very deep Colinski comment (thanks for it!), yes, i must admit - that to do that kind of project you need to feel something for the subject. And this feel I unfortunately lost last days due to the topic linked above. But as to my knowledge it is the only working Basilisk port for Android - I can immadietely share the source code of it to anyone willing to take it forward. The code in the current form is pretty clumsy, definitely not production level, but it shouldn't be a problem for someone willing to take it over. I own it to the vintage Mac community that is simply great (E-Maculation, Macintoshgarden, etc.)

6 comments:

  1. Well, I'm disappointed, FWIW.

    I think you're making a mistake connecting present Apple fanboys to vintage Mac enthusiasts. But whatever, dude. A project like this has obviously got to be a labor of love and if you don't have that, there's no point in continuing.

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  2. The classic mac environment had most of it's run without Jobs. He killed it off with the switch to OSX. Really it's about reviving the past fun with computers from the past more than anything else. It also shows how capable the hardware and Android OS is capable of now.

    In fact I would really have interest in only this emulator or a DOS emulator. Other emulators don't really do anything for me. Hope somehow you return to the project.

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  3. Planning on turning over the source soon?

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  4. MacOS 8.1 works great with LG P920 (640x480 landscape), speed better than original Quadra. Only bad thing is keyboard.

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