On the heels of the recent 6.0.2 [ed. note: and I posted it again because I’m dumb] build of the Apple IIgs System Disk set, comes the next revision. Many loose ends have been tied up and documentation has been updated with changes described in detail.
This release has been packaged as six 800K disk images in BXY format (Shrinkit Compatible Binary II Encoded), .PO format, and as a versatile 32MB â€˜Live Installer in .PO format that boots to Finder for immediate access to all portions of the System Software and installing without the need of mounting multiple images or swapping floppies. This image can also be installed to a 32MB partition, CD ROM, etc.
An absolutely amazing initiative, and so far, it seems like it’s sticking. Awesome.
It’s a fun proof of concept thing that a really old OS can be updated, but other than that, why is it absolutely awesome? Who uses a IIgs these days?
It deserves some love. Many of the todays mature age programmers had 6502 assembly imprinted in their genes and could possibly list it addressing modes when woken up at the middle of the night.
Looking at it’s evolution with the 65816 I wonder what would it looked like if it evolved to 32 and 64 bits like 8088 did.