Wednesday Jan 30, 2008

New version of Adobe flash available

As per:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash&P2_Platform=Intel

Has the Solaris x86 version, but it's available for Sparc as well.

Wednesday Jul 11, 2007

World Wide Newton conference

As a die hard Newton user, it's not often you have an eventful week for your PDA except for this week. The World Wide Newton Conference was held in Japan (curse the timing, I'll be passing through Japan in Spetember) and there were actually major announcements, ie:

Hiroshi's wireless networking package has not only dropped the licensing cost, but been open sourced:

http://www.ff.iij4u.or.jp/~ngc/eng/newtwave.htm

A replacement for the old Newton Toolkit has been developed, so you can write Newtonscript code on a modern platform:

http://code.google.com/p/dynee5

The Einstein Newton emulator has been open sourced and improved:

http://code.google.com/p/einstein

The MacOs X binary for Einstein is at:

http://einstein.googlecode.com/files/EinsteinPlatform2007.7-MacOS_X.zip

Good to see people draging the platform into the 21st century (and a special thank you to Hiroshi as I use his wirless network card driver almost every day.)

Friday Mar 03, 2006

Newton Emulator

Seems the Newton Emulator has taken another step forward and they have gotten it working on a Sharp Zaurus, ie:

Kallisys

I'd give it a try but my original hardware is still working (nice to know there is a fallback for when it truely gives up the ghost though.) For those who have Ipaqs, this should in theory be able to run under:

Familiar Project

Also, a neat FireFox plugin for Newton Users is:

Newton Book Reader

Which lets you read Newton Book packages using FireFox, it's a tad slow to do the inital format, but after that you can read the books under Solaris etc (the Newton Library website also has a whole heap of books.)

Tuesday Jan 24, 2006

Newton Emulator

Seems they have the Newton Emulator running on the Nokia 770 now.

http://homepage.mac.com/dillera/PhotoAlbum6.html

Now, if only Paul would open source it (so I could get it running under Solaris :->)

Saturday Oct 15, 2005

Printing from your Newton

Well, I spent the weekend with a screwdriver swapping the now broken screen of my Newton with a screen from a spares Newton (picked up from ebay cheap as it has a dead motherboard.) My Newton lives again (yipeee!)

So, first nice discovery was that a package has been written to let Newton's print using the lpr protocol, ie see:

http://www.kallisys.com/files/newton/LPR

Which brings me a step closer to being able to do everything for the Newton from Solaris.

Tuesday Oct 05, 2004

Newton Emulator

You may have already seen from Slashdot, but apparently progress is being made on the Newton emulator, ie: http://apple.slashdot.org/apple/04/10/05/0023212.shtml?tid=180&tid=100&tid=190&tid=3 We may finally get new hardware (color screen at last ?) by emulating the old hardware on a new PDA.

Monday Jul 19, 2004

X & Newton dissembler

I recomend people take a look at Alan Coopersmith's log for some good information about how to configure wheelmouse support and to configure the X server so that it will exit on a keystroke (ah la Linux and cntrl alt backspace.) Allan's blog can be found at alanc

Also just wanted to note that I put a Solaris binary for the Newtonscript bytecode disassembler up on newton.webhop.org

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