Has Anyone Seen Paul C. Pratt Online in the Last Year?

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egrath
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Paul C. Pratt Online in the Last Year?

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I really hope that Paul is doing well and is just taking a longer break. But to be honest i have a bad feeling about the situation. To keep Pauls child moving on in his spirit, i have created a Github organization where i will upload all GPL licensed code from the gryphel website to coordinate further development there in case things work out badly.

https://github.com/minivmac

If Paul surfaces again, i'm more than happy to handle over the Github organization to him. In the meantime, as soon as the code is uploaded, feel free to make push requests or PM me if you want to join the Github organization. I saw that some people have hacked in various features in the 37.03 branch for their personal purposes.

Don't let Mini vMac die, hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.
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Thanks for this.

Just out of curiosity, is anyone other than Paul using the "mini" part of Mini vMac as he designed it? That is, to be able to instrument MPW (or other tools) from a host system in as light-weight a manner as possible?

Mini vMac is such a flexible programmer's tool, deployable on anything from a Mac Plus to an M1 Mac running Linux, but I have the sense that most of us just use it as a straight-up OS/Machine emulator.
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adespoton wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 6:43 pm Just out of curiosity, is anyone other than Paul using the "mini" part of Mini vMac as he designed it? That is, to be able to instrument MPW (or other tools) from a host system in as light-weight a manner as possible?

Mini vMac is such a flexible programmer's tool, deployable on anything from a Mac Plus to an M1 Mac running Linux, but I have the sense that most of us just use it as a straight-up OS/Machine emulator.
Well, I always thought using it as an OS/machine emulator was the idea. I thought Paul thought this too, or he wouldn't have had an entire section on his website dedicated to Macintosh software preservation (https://www.gryphel.com/c/sw/index.html).
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Recently I tried to modify the original vMac 1.9 source to build in modern MinGW GCC and found its structure and coding styles completely different from Mini vMac. I think most, if not everything in Mini vMac is rewritten by Paul instead of reusing original vMac code.
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By the way, does anyone know where Paul Pratt worked for a living? That might be a way to find out more.
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ClockWise wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:46 am Sadly no. But I tried another address this morning.
Welp, it's been 2 months. How many email addresses did you try, and did he respond yet?
If you need more info, tell me ;)
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I tried all of the addresses I have for him (three?) and did not get a response.
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Well that's very bad news then.

my worry level is over the 64 bit integer limit
If you need more info, tell me ;)
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