[futurebasic] Minimum MacOS Specs For FB4 Carbon Appearance Applications

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From: Ken Shmidheiser <kshmidheiser@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:31:53 -0400
Deepesh asked:

>2) Will run on any Mac that has Appearance Manager 1.0 installed and at
>least Carbon 1.0 installed:
>      MacOS 8.6 or later
>      MacOS X 10.0 or later
>Anyone know for a fact one way or another?
>What happens if a user double-clicks an application with less than these
>specs? Graceful "Sorry, no can do" from the runtime, or crash?


I just compiled  in Carbon (not Carbon/Classic) a loan amortization 
application I wrote to run in Panther under OS X 10.3.5, transferred 
it over our home network to my wife's old Beige 233 G3 running OS 8.6 
and launched it. The result:

Ran fine but upon saving the sample amortization table I created 
crashed giving me a "container out of memory" error-- most probably 
due to sloppy programing on my part and/or the fact that I did not 
allocate extra Classic system memory in the app.

Not definitive, but it certainly appears that a minimal application 
built with FB4 can indeed run on OSes as old as 8.6.


p.s. My wife's System 8.6 has CarbonLib Update 1.6 and the Appearance 
Control Panel 1.1 dated August 24, 1998, for OS 8.5 installed.