MacMach?

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intellivision
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MacMach?

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MacMach is a computer operating system from the early 1990s. Architecturally, it consisted of 4.3BSD code running on the Mach microkernel, with the Macintosh System 7 running experimentally as a Mach task. The entire system ran on Macs based on the Motorola 68k family of microprocessors.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacMach

Is there any more info about this strange oddity? Was it ever released?
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Post by defect17 »

This looks interesting indeed.

From a usenet archive: http://unix-docu.uibk.ac.at/zid/softwar ... nix.6.html
MacMach (Mac II): 4.3BSD over Mach 3.0 microkernel, X11, Motif, GNU software, sources, experimental System 7 as Mach task. Complete with all sources (need Unix license).

The release announcement from an official source at CMU: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/pr ... h_announce

Looks like the docs are still available at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/pr ... ublic/doc/

And maybe even the sources (if you can figure out the tree) at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/pr ... ublic/src/

Have a poke around CMU's archive at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/pr ... ch/public/

The INDEX files in some of the directories are likely to help quite a bit. Most of the files on there are untouched since '93-'95

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Post by intellivision »

hmm, it would be nice to see who it was made by. I wonder if its related to MachTen
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