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Re: MCL/PowerPC reality check
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- Subject: Re: MCL/PowerPC reality check
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rainer Joswig)
- Date: Sun, 27 Feb 1994 15:33:37 +0100
>On the other hand, I think the reports of MCL's demise have been
>greatly exaggerated. Here's what Fleischman actually said:
> As long as there is a market for MCL 2.0.1, we will continue to
> maintain it, support it, and make it available through APDA and our
> other resellers. Our maintenance plans for MCL 2.0.1 include bug
> fixes and ensuring that it runs on future Macintosh computers,
> including the Power Macintosh in emulation mode. However, the current
> sales volume of MCL does not justify the resources that would be
> required to continue new feature development on MCL.
No new features. Can you read that?
>I don't believe that the appearance of the PowerPC is going to cause
>all previous Macs to disappear in 1994. Or 1995. Or 1996. Do you know
>when Apple finally dropped the Apple 2E? Last November.
The Apple IIe was dead long before. The last thing they had
was the Apple IIgs.
I would buy a PowerPC this year. Not next year.
>But let's tone down the high dudgeon: "How could they DO this to us?"
>"Apple abandoned its best product!" and "I'll never trust them, or
>their machines, ever again!"
They have done it over and over again. They don´t provide
the necessary support the developers need.
> System 8 is not being designed to prevent MCL programs from
How do you know that? A future OS might have preemptive
multitasking, memory protection, micro kernel, ...
>and MCL may yet be "rescued"
let's wait and see