Switching Mac Applications
|Author: Kim Helliwell|
Date: 29 Years ago15 Jan 1985 3:46 pm
What the program does is partition a 512K Mac's memory with a partition for
each application, and on a keystroke command does a "context switch" to the
application heap of the appropriate application. Partition size is user
settable, with both preferred and minimum partition sizes.
For some uses, this is a much better use of the "extra" memory in a 512K mac
than a RamDisk, since only one copy of any application is in memory at a
About the only drawback I see is you apparently aren't allowed to have
multiple copies of a single application to switch between--say MacWrite
open on two different files, unless the two MacWrite's come from different
disks. I guess that's a minor problem, however.
Hertzfeld plans to deliver the completed first release to Apple about the
first week in Feb. He says it will be distributed to dealers probably early
March. It will be FREE to Mac owners, but will not be considered "Public
Domain". Presumably, the larger Mac user's groups will get copies and will
be allowed to distribute them, however.
|Switching Mac Applications|
|1||29 Years ago15 Jan 1985 3:46 pm||Kim Helliwell|