Edited March 19 2009 after posting version 2.3 (090319), now again with the built-in preferences editor.
I succeeded in building a Universal Binary from the present source in CVS. Below is a download link to the file.
Please read before downloading:
Because the version number is still 2.3, like for all builds in almost three years now, I gave it an additional identification. It is labelled version 2.3 (H 090316). Edit: Now version 2.3 (090319)
I could test this build in Tiger and Leopard on Intel and in Tiger on PPC. I did not test in Leopard on PPC. This build will probably not run in earlier MacOSX versions.
"H" version only
It appears that now also colored cursor icons are displayed correctly in this hardware cursor version. That would make a separate software cursor version superfluous.
Built-in preferences editor
I did not succeed in making the built-in preferences editor available.
Edit: The problem appeared to be in CVS. Myrd has corrected the issue and I now could build the 090319 version with the built-in preferences editor.
When in full screen mode, the built-in preferences editor cannot be used. A download link to the stand-alone Prefs Editor is added below.
There should be a slight improvement with Sound on slow machines, less delay and stutter.
Crash dialog on PPC
The crash dialog (unexpectedly quit) without actual crash on PPC machines (only in Tiger?) is still there. It is an old issue, still not resolved.
Full screen mode
The full screen mode can be set in the Prefs Editor. With the horizontal en vertical resolutions set to maximum (or to 0), SheepShaver will display with the resolution of your screen. (The first time you may need to set the screen/monitor resolution in the MacOS control panel accordingly.)
In full screen mode SheepShaver apparently switches to using the software cursor. This causes the cursor to move jerkily, especially noticeable on slower machines. Also generally SheepShaver seems slower in full screen mode compared with its performance in window mode.
Please comment on this build:
- Does this build run in Leopard on PPC? (I could not test that.)
- Do you notice (positive or negative) differences with the July 2008 builds?
- When you previously used the software cursor version because of cursor anomalies in the hardware cursor version, is indeed a separate software cursor version not needed anymore?
SheepShaver: http://www.xs4all.nl/~ronaldpr/sheepsha ... 090319.zip
Prefs Editor: http://www.xs4all.nl/~ronaldpr/emaculat ... rPrefs.zip