[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Minimum MacOS Specs For FB4 Carbon Appearance Applications

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From: Deepesh Letap <DLetap@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 14:48:32 +0100
Ken,

Thanks for that, seems it may be possible to run on older systems with the
Carbon extension.

Deep



> From: Ken Shmidheiser <kshmidheiser@...>
> Reply-To: futurebasic@...
> Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:31:53 -0400
> To: futurebasic@...
> Subject: [FB] Minimum MacOS Specs For FB4 Carbon Appearance Applications
> 
> 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?
> 
> Deep,
> 
> 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.
> 
> Ken
> 
> 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.
> 
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