Wikipedia Reader 1.1 Released

Wikipedia Reader 1.1 has been released:

  • wikipedia-1.1.sit (StuffIt 3 archive, includes source code and THINK C 5 project file)
    SHA256: 14761cefe2552886476cdf018445d4454f355fca31636af5d55c52e7b28908da
    SHA1: acd1b9433113237d0fd5e15fba6a4c4b992be783

Changes in this version:

  • Add support for opening multiple windows
  • When clicking a hyperlink with the Command key down, open the link in a new window
  • Try allocating more memory to resize internal buffers when parsing rather than just giving up right away

Subtext 2.0 Released with FidoNet Support

Subtext 2.0.1 has been released:

  • subtext-2.0.1.sit (StuffIt 3 archive, includes source code and THINK C 5 project file)
    SHA256: 9db9c5f4090fd72eb353e52607ee6a48d3ec31e45adc29d509a28ef8f12fd5e8
    SHA1: 241dd8c9e50fe4a4e4a8e6fcb36db05c53f54385

This is a major update to Subtext that represents many months of development, over 200 amendments, and many nights of testing and debugging. The largest change is the addition of FidoNet (FTN) support for distributed mail (Netmail) and message boards (Echomail) by way of a binkp hub.

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Amend 3.7.1 Released

Amend 3.7.1 has been released:

  • amend-3.7.1.sit (StuffIt 3 archive, includes source code and THINK C 5 project file)
    SHA256: 2ea2718c890d0c50ff90364f89baccbaf184314036370dcd9c873d21a13d4470
    SHA1: d1f097d0b144b97ec45c43144896803e970ca767

Changes in this version:

  • Fix a bug that sometimes caused a crash after the diff/commit window closed after producing a large diff and using a lot of memory
  • Fix bug when exporting an amendment as a patch where the suggested filename was bogus
  • Fix bug that caused a system lockup on some machines with slower disks; thanks to Valtteri Koskivuori for helping locate and fix this bug
  • Show progress window when opening repositories since the process may take a while
  • Add resource to allow MultiFinder to correctly open a repo from double-clicking a .repo file when Amend is already running (thanks to Steve Crutchfield)
  • Properly update scrollbars when cutting or pasting in edit and commit window text fields

Taking a Better Photo of a CRT Screen with a Phone

As a frequent reader of the retrobattlestations and VintageApple subreddits, I see a lot of photos of CRT screens that show significant scanlines resulting in images like the one on the left.

With a simple post-processing tip on the iPhone (though there is probably a similar technique for Android phones), it's easy to fix this photo after it's been taken so it looks like the one on the right:

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Subtext 1.1 Released

Subtext BBS Server 1.1 has been released:

  • subtext-1.1.sit (StuffIt 3 archive, includes source code and THINK C 5 project file)
    SHA256: 8b81cc451e8564fcb1516c0d3e9183c9aaed3658c62f5e8384c288af1978171d
    SHA1: fdefd8f8a774b69294e6ceee8b3340fdc593e094

Changes in this version:

  • Fix crash that could occur when more than one user is in chat, one user quits chat, and then remaining users continue to chat
  • Fix problem when running under non-MultiFinder where subsequent runs would fail with errors opening board and folder databases because they were not properly closed on the first run

Subtext 1.0 Released

Subtext BBS Server 1.0 has been released:

  • subtext-1.0.sit (StuffIt 3 archive, includes source code and THINK C 5 project file)
    SHA256: dd12bb271c61e6832373921af92864fc4b01e0b139365d9445a0434b57aabf89
    SHA1: 79744ce3cd6a5393426210430a57c17d58b3dbe1

This is the initial public release of the Subtext BBS server for Classic Mac OS. It represents a full year of development and testing while operating the Kludge BBS on my Macintosh Plus.

Thanks to all past and present Kludge users for feedback and bug testing.