Re: New version of SheepShaver install in progress - what needs to be added/fixe
One further point. I hope you might be able to write an
AppleScript that would run the first time SheepShaver
is opened so that it could set up the destination folder
for the printer driver. I've tried using Akua Sweets and
Sigma's Additions to script this, but I'm afraid it's
beyond me to get the buttons pushed and the Save
location specified in the print dialog.
If it's possible to write such a script, could I suggest
that it work this way:
The disk image would include an alias to the script
in the startup items folder. The alias would launch the
script when SheepShaver runs on the user's system for
the first time. After it completes successfully, it would
move the alias to itself out of the startup items so that
thescript wouldn't run on subsequent startups, but it
would be available for use if the user needs to repair
the printing setup.
If this could be done, then the entire setup operation
could be automated, and that would reduce drastically
the time and effort needed to walk people through
the procedure later on.
- --- In email@example.com, "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm@...> wrote:
> Speaking of instructions, I can't find, or figure out any way of creatingUse SheepShaver Prefs (the original) to create a disk image. What
> a new disk image that works with SheepShaver AND can be checked/repaired
> with Leopard's disk utility.
happens when you quit SS and then check this image with Disk Utility?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Edward Mendelson" <em315@...> wrote:
> My only question: is there any benefit to using SheepShaver ratherWhen I first did this I compared SS and Basilisk, comparing not load
> than Basilisk II? Basilisk II is a lot faster, and WP doesn't include any
> features that require a PowerPC computer instead of the 680x0
> machine emulated by Basilisk II. On my machine, Basilisk II boots
> in three seconds; SheepShaver takes fifteen. I'm not sure I see
> what the real-world benefit is of using SheepShaver instead, but
> maybe I'm missing something obvious.
times but speed times in intensive operation such as spell-checking.
I found SS (using PowerPC WP) slightly faster than Basilisk with 68K
WP, but nothing decisive. I remembered that the 68K version seemed
to have a couple of bugs the PPC version didn't, including something
with hyphenation. I also found it harder to set Basilisk to a large
screen size, but I didn't take a close look there.
What I think's best would be to keep an SS install available along with
your fine WPApplianceFiles setup with Basilisk, as some users may have
other reasons to choose one or the other, e.g. running another
legacy app as well that needs either PPC or 68K.
- On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 04:22:00AM -0000, John Rethorst wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm@...> wrote:1. I created an image, New.dsk, with SS prefs.
>> Speaking of instructions, I can't find, or figure out any way of creating
>> a new disk image that works with SheepShaver AND can be checked/repaired
>> with Leopard's disk utility.
>Use SheepShaver Prefs (the original) to create a disk image. What
>happens when you quit SS and then check this image with Disk Utility?
2. I tried to open it with disk utility and it would not find it.
3. I renamed it new.dmg.
4. Disk utility opened it, but could not find any mountable file systems.
5. I changed the prefs to the new image and started SS.
Note, without a bootable disk image, SS will not shut down. :-(
6. When I boot Macos, I was asked to intialize the volume, I chose
MacOS standard and intialized it.
7. Disk utility mounts the image, but finds no file system on in it
claiming no partition map.
Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm@... N3OWJ/4X1GM
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Rethorst" <jrethorst@...> wrote:
> What I think's best would be to keep an SS install available along withAbsolutely right - I simply forgot about all those PPC-only applications...!
> your fine WPApplianceFiles setup with Basilisk, as some users may have
> other reasons to choose one or the other, e.g. running another
> legacy app as well that needs either PPC or 68K.