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As of October 17, 2004, Andrew Pontious has discontinued the MacTADS Toolkit, his planned TADS port for the Mac that would have been backwards compatible through System 7.
Andrew Pontious may have given up on the MacTADS toolkit, but he hasn't stopped work on TADS entirely: he's taken over Uli Kusterer's TADS Workbench for Mac. He's looking for feedback, though:
I took over Workbench for Mac to continue my now cancelled MacTADS Toolkit work and to have an IDE for my own use.
But I'm now reconsidering whether I will be writing TADS games in the near future. So instead of writing an IDE for myself, I'm looking to other Macintosh users for guidance.
If nobody uses Workbench for Mac, or its existing users are satisfied with its functionality, then I'll just put out maintenance releases for now with bugfixes and TADS code updates.
Are people interested in the kind of features I was originally planning
for MacTADS Toolkit?
- Support for TADS 2
- Support for debugging using another terp such as HyperTADS as host
Andrew's (munged) email address is apontious@uREMOVEMEmbar.com.