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Apples before Intel
This is a long journey, started in 1991, when Reto Kromer began emulating Z80 and 6502 computers on 680x0 architectures. Today the emulation of many 6502, 680x0 and PowerPC-based Apple computers and a few Macintosh clones on modern x86_64 architectures under Linux, macOS and Windows is a reality.
For the benefit of the future generations, the source code will become freely available, as soon as the biggest legal issues are resolved. To publish the ROM images is indeed a problematic endeavour… We are working on a «fair use» solution for this factual abandonware, in order to make preservation of computer and media history possible. In the meantime the PDF of the current man page, which contains extensive additional information about the implementation, and the Change Log file are publicly available:
Our research partners can currently install and test an alpha release by running the following command in the Terminal:
The Homebrew formula has been successfully tested on x86_64 architectures running on the following operating systems:
In addition, cross-compilation from Debian works well.
The example in the illustration is taken from Indice ragionato della rivista Quaderni grigionitaliani 1931–1998.