68k Mac development environments

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 20:30:55 CDT 2007

On 05/09/07, Josh Dersch <derschjo at msu.edu> wrote:
> Hi all --
> I'm looking to do a bit of (simple) development targeting a 68k Mac (or
> two, or three, or six...) and since I've never done any programming on a
> Mac before I'm curious if anyone out there has any recommendations for a
> development environment to use or to avoid.  I'd prefer C/C++, but I'm
> flexible :).  I'd like to be able to run my code on a Mac Classic/SE (so
> I need to be able to compile to 68000 code) but I'll be doing the
> development itself on a IIfx.
> In case you're interested, I'm writing the software to build a clock of
> sorts out of a set of six "classic" form factor Macs I have lying around
> (two Classics, two SEs and two SE/30s).  Each computer will display one
> digit of the time, and will be synchronized over an Appletalk network to
> keep the system times in sync.  Or so goes the theory.  Figure it'll be
> a fun display to have set up, and a somewhat interesting use for some
> otherwise-idle Macintosh hardware :).

That is a really cool idea, which I like a lot.

I am sure you're aware of it, but it instantly brought to mind the
story of Jamie Zawinski's Dali clock and getting it running on various
elderly Macs...


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