Re: NTLK newt's fatal flaw

From: Marco Mailand (
Date: Mon Jan 03 2000 - 13:25:17 EST

Laurent Daudelin schrieb:
> Then, there is the writing of the application. Supporting both Mac and
> PC platform requires careful planning, if you want to re-use most of the
> code. Unfortunately, there is no easy solution for a cross-platform
> framework for Macintosh and Windows.
I would be able to do that work and write an application for both
platforms. I mean one source code for Mac and Win. Compiled would the
application become relatively big, but hey, who cares about HD space and
RAM. I can receive and send serial data streams and can program
calendar, notes and names appearance including all MoreInfo stuff, BUT I
can not do much on the Newton side and I do have absolutely NO clue
about the NOS backup data stream or handshaking procedures nor do I know
sufficiently much about the major Newton soups, in order to use them as
they are.
> I would maybe work on such project *if* I had the collaboration from an
> old timer, like Dan Rowley, to provide guidance. If we could make some
> arrangements regarding the distribution of work and profit (if any), I'd
> be willing to give it a try.
That sounds good, if there is a need for a Newton program at all. I
think the major lack is at the desktop side. Which program has all the
features of the Newton? I miss so many things, like MoreInfo links or
multiple clipboards with the easiness of NOS on my WinNT box and also
some on my Mac and that keeps me using my Newton as more or less
standalone device.


Regards / Viele Gruesse

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