Re: WP RUNS ON INTEL!
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Rethorst" <jrethorst@...> wrote:
>I installed Basilisk II today, using the well-written instructions at
> And very nicely too!
> I'm using the free SheepShaver emulator, which is easy enough to install.
> But I couldn't get it to boot from anything but an OS install CD, although
> I had manually put a copy of OS 8.6 where it should be. So I tried
> installing OS 8.6 from the CD, and SheepShaver now works fine, and
> runs WordPerfect with no issues that I can see.
> This is on a MacBook Pro, 2 Ghz Intel Core Duo chip, 1 GB RAM. Comparing
> speed with a 1.25 Ghz PPC G4 iMac with 1 GB RAM, I spell-checked a
> 48,000 word WP document with footnotes. The iMac took 16 seconds; the
> Intel took 20 seconds. In normal use, speed is indistinguishable between
> the two machines.
http://www.atpm.com/12.09/classic.shtml. Running it with OS 7.6 on the
MacBook, WordPerfect spellchecked this document in 23 seconds. Again,
More to come . . .
- In the Photos section here, you can see the screenshot I took (with my
primitive cell phone camera) of WP on the MacBook Pro screen.
Full screen height, as much width as I wanted (I left room for icons at
the far right), full menu bar. In fact, that's the only difference I can
see between emulation on Intel via SheepShaver and emulation on a
PPC Mac via Classic - the former places a Classic menu bar immediately
below the OSX menu bar.
SheepShaver itself appears in the dock when running and, like any
application, can be put there permanently, as well as being set as a
startup item for your user account.
I don't see a whole lot of difference between SS and Classic. As an
earlier post notes, SS on a Macbook takes 20 seconds to spell-check
48,000 words including footnotes, while Classic on a G4 takes 16.
Intel chips are going to keep getting faster, of course.
I don't want to wager whether it will be one year or two before
WordPerfect runs faster than it ever has before.
- Oh yes - Gero Herrmann's Spotlight plug-in, which he wrote as a
universal binary (so an Intel Mac will index WP documents whether
SheepShaver, or anything else, is installed), works just fine too.
OK, this all sounds fabulous, and should allow all of us to continue
to use wp3.5e into the future. But one question: can you access the
file structure of OSX from within wp while running on SS? Can one
directly open and save files resident in the directory of OSX? If not,
what's the workaround?
--- In email@example.com, "John Rethorst" <jrethorst@...>
> Oh yes - Gero Herrmann's Spotlight plug-in, which he wrote as a
> universal binary (so an Intel Mac will index WP documents whether
> SheepShaver, or anything else, is installed), works just fine too.
> John R.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "hacky8sack" <hacky8sack@...> wrote:
>It's close. Make a folder at some convenient place in OSX, and select
> can you access the
> file structure of OSX from within wp while running on SS? Can one
> directly open and save files resident in the directory of OSX?
it in SS prefs as a transfer folder. Put anything in that folder; it will
show up in SS and vice versa.
>John Rethorst wrote:Can SS access folders within folders within the transfer folder? If
>Make a folder at some convenient place in OSX, and select it in SS
>prefs as a transfer folder. Put anything in that folder; it will
>show up in SS and vice versa.
so, you could designate your OS X Documents folder or Home folder as
the transfer folder.
- --- In email@example.com, Bob Stern <bob_stern@...> wrote:
> Can SS access folders within folders within the transfer folder?Yes. You also have complete control over folder contents: make subfolders,
move files etc. from SS as well as from OSX. Something like two OSX windows
of the contents of one folder.
> If so, you could designate your OS X Documents folder or Home folder asYes, but the ATPM article (at http://www.atpm.com/12.09/classic.shtml)
> the transfer folder.
> It is not recommended that this path be to the root level of yourNo reason given, but the caution is also in the SS author's help pages
> hard drive nor to your home folder.
(at http://www.gibix.net/projects/sheepshaver/help/). It may be a
memory issue. My OSX documents folder is probably the one I'll end
up designating IAC.