[TUHS] The MGR window system and the Macintosh
Grant Taylor via TUHS
tuhs at tuhs.org
Fri Aug 5 09:09:32 AEST 2022
On 8/4/22 4:07 PM, Bakul Shah wrote:
> From its wikipedia entry:
> The initial Macintosh port was done on a Macintosh Plus computer
> using the Lightspeed C compiler. It was a hybrid port in that many
> of the low-level operations were passed on to QuickDraw instead of
> using the internal bitmap code. The application did not conform to
> the Macintosh user interface guidelines as it took over the entire
> screen. The initial version used either available serial port as the
> communications channel. A later update of the port could use either
> ethernet or serial communications.
The idea of something doing graphics over a serial port is intriguing to
me. Eliding some form of IP over a dial up connection.
The closest thing that comes to mind is Sixel or ReGIS graphics.
> [No reference to how this was obtained]
> MGR reference manual (from Stephen A. Uhler's home page):
> Architecture and Design of the MGR Window System:
> Here it says a port to Macintosh-Plus was done in two weeks.
Grant. . . .
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