Thanks. Two requests if possible, can you list your auto folder start order and also can I get a copy of your video mode inf file? I al looking to try and get to the 1024x768 mode also. I old file previous to updating was only configured for 800x600
viking272: you were actually pretty lucky. I emailed him in 2007, he replied he is not going to release source code and that he "considered releasing it as freeware and decided not to do it". Then I asked him in 2013 and, guess it, no reply. It seems that apart Thing, all great Atari apps are going to be lost forever.
I found it on Google. He had a page from the 1990s that had his software listed and he replied to that mail. I think his issue was that he got his old TT out and was making changes to release it when the disk failed. He never replied after that mail.
Damn, so he was making progress a few years ago, then a hard drive crash happened then he replied here and there to other emails, but not any about Geneva / Neodesk?
I used to use them back in the day, they were pretty sweet. It's awesome that Teradesk and Thing are open sourced now and a lot of the other Atari OS level stuff is, but I still really liked Dan's stuff. Would be cool to see Magic / Jinnee open sourced as well.
Anyone want to take on making a new geneva/neodesk replacement?
Would be interesting with more modern methods to see if we could squeeze more performance/use out of our old systems, especially now that we have a lot more memory available (meaning it is 20 follars to get 4mb instead of 200 like it was in '94 or so.)
viking272 wrote:Hi Tenox, did you get to email Dan Wilga?
Yes and things are looking good. Dan got most of the source code restored from his second machine (Falcon). He is going to create new builds as freeware. He is also considering open sourcing all. This is quite likely but not 100% guaranteed as of right now. Drive recovery for TT is on the table but he has to make the call depending of how much stuff he had on Falcon vs TT. I will keep you updated.