One of the next steps in bringing Newton back from the dead is to move the development environment away from Classic and onto Mac OS X. Thanks to the efforts of Paul Guyot and Makoto Nukui, we have the beginnings of a native Mac OS X NTK.
In my (limited) spare time, I think I’ll noodle around getting this working a little better. The ultimate goal would be to have backward compatibility with existing Classic NTK projects. A more reasonable goal would be get the system working for new package development. We can worry about backward compatibility later.
I had a little trouble getting NTK installed on Classic on the Quad. Just so I remember in the future, to install NTK on Mac OS X under Classic, perform the following:
- Download NTK from the United Network of Newton Archives
- Move AppleTalk ADSP Tool and Apple Modem Tool into the Extensions folder of Classic’s System Folder
- Move Newton Toolkit Font into the Fonts folder of Classic’s System Folder
- Download TCPSerial 1.0.1 and install the two files in the archive into the Extensions folder
To get the Inspector working with the Newton, I had to:
- Create an Airport network that my Newton with a Skyline Wireless Card can connect to
- Turn on AppleTalk in Classic
- Set AppleTalk to work over the Airport network in Network System Preference