[fpc-devel] FPC related fairy tale

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Sat Dec 8 20:17:07 CET 2012

Sven Barth wrote:

>>> Didn't you wrote on the Lazarus list that you don't want to get
>>> sidetracked? :P
>> Yes, but the boss is less likely to read this one :-)
>> Besides which, finding that dirt-cheap hardware was actually a useful
>> substitute for stuff which wasn't easy to source might actually be 
>> useful.
>> Digging around earlier in the day suggested that Apple is doing
>> everything possible to bury the Programmer's Workbench download, but
>> once the name of the file is known it turns out to be cached in various
>> places.
> What's the Programmer's Workbench?

Shell, assemblers and so on according to Wikipedia- I'll know more when 
I've got it installed. Basically, all the stuff that Apple has always 
sworn their customers didn't need. At one time it had a Pascal compiler, 
but I think that was dropped. Mentioned in the MacOS variant of FPC's 
RTL, which looks like it's got at least some 68K stuff in there.

I'm fairly sure that it doesn't include ssh, VNC and so on, which will 
be a pain. The Mac's got a browser but I don't know about things we take 
for granted like ftp. Up to now my only use of MacOS on this machine has 
been to run the program that tells it to boot Linux.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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