[NTLK] Newton Connection Tools 1.1
romad at nvwisp.com
Fri Sep 28 11:19:28 EDT 2018
Boiling down the replies to Gordon, the impression I received was that Andy
basically is saying "Screw you!" to Windows users. I'm a Mac user but I
feel that attitude is totally uncalled for.
Dennis B. Swaney
"I think, therefore I Mac"
On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 12:27 AM, Gordon Stuart <id4 at aapt.net.au> wrote:
> Hi Dan. Thanks for the link - unfortunately the link to the file on this
> page is dead.
> I emailed Andy Galluzzi and asked if he was able to provide the file and
> reply is as follows:
> Hello Gordon,
> Thanks for your interest.
> I'm afraid I'm not supporting Newton Connection Tools any more.
> There is no other place I've put the software.
> There is an issue with the hosting and they are unable to bring down the
> site, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
> Best regards,
> On 13 April I sent another email:
> Hi Andy
> Thank you for replying.
> I don't know whether this is asking too much - I love the Newton and just
> wish to see it survive.
> I know you made this program's use as donation ware to UNNA - would it be
> if I ask if anyone on NewtonTalk has a copy?
> As for activation could this be handed over to someone on UNNA - I would
> even be happy to provide my time to administer this if no one wants to do
> Thank you for your consideration
> Hi Reply was as follows:
> Hello Gordon.
> You are right, this software was donation ware to UNNA, because I was in
> love with the Newton as well and wanted to give back something to this
> amazing Newton community. But looking at it now, I believe that doing it
> donation ware to UNNA was a mistake. It would have been better to use the
> money to improve the product and have it updated by now. NCT needs some
> changes and updates to run on Windows 10 and I don't have the time to spend
> on it. Neither do I want to share it for free. I'm sorry, Gordon. This was
> passionate project, but it has no way paid for its development.
> I don't event believe that we could be able to create a Kickstarter or
> Indiegogo campaign to raise money to update it and start selling it again.
> It's a wonderful product with an amazing number of features, from local
> package scanning, installation of remote packages, package inspection and
> NewtonScript extraction, installation pipe, remote keyboard and COM
> interface so you can use it from any language on Windows. It also has tools
> that allows it to intercept Windows serial port and decode Newton
> or even Newton Toolkit.
> I deeply appreciate the effort made by those who paid or donate for the
> product, and that's the reason I'll never release it for free.
> But there is also a huge development for Newton in Mac, and I understand
> that it's mostly free, including Einstein emulator.
> I believe that if you are serious about Newton, you'll better use a Mac for
> I don't have a Newton Connection Tools setup at hand, I have to search for
> it. But anyway, I can't provide you a license, because I can't support it.
> I'm sorry I can't help you more.
> Have a nice day,
> I was going to try to pursue this further but circumstances at the time
> prevented me from doing so.
> There there may be an opportunity for the members to assist UNNA to bring
> back this software - I would be willing to help where I can.
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