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[REBOL] Re: Rebol/View on classic Mac OS

From: cyphre:seznam:cz at: 30-Sep-2003 16:13

I tested last View under MacOS 9.1 about a year ago or so and there was some problems with TCP connections...for example when you run desktop and try to connect to interenet(using http) soemtimes the connection hangs..also when any rebol app read remote data from the net there were problems....After some searching I have found out that some versions of MacOS has pretty buggy(or incopatible??) tcp stack. One of my MacOS friend told me that this is normal that even in higher versions of classic MacOS number of bugs is icreasing and the probably best version was 8.1. I don't know if this is true about other versions than Czech but I was pretty frustrated from it... Another think I had to resolved was that MacOS classic(even the latest versions 9.x)doesn't have dynamic memory alocation.What a shame! I had to laugh outloud and wonder how such OS without multitasking and dynamic memory allocation could survive longer than great AmigaOS. Well sometimes(or usually?) the reality is nonconform. So if you wonder why some Rebol scripts give you error message "not enough memory" then you probably need to change memry alocation settings in the Rebol icon.. regards, Cyphre PS: Don't take this as a beginning of flame thread. It's just my experience with the Clasic Macintosh platform. I always thought that Mac computers are great. But when I had to use them in my job I realized that if you want to use them as a "more universal" OS and not only run Photoshop or Quark for the whole day I had to change my mind. Sometimes good marketing brings you corupted mirror of reality. I tried to "think different" but... PPS: Hope MacOSX(Jaguar or what is the latest version??) is better than the versions before...