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Re: [Qemu-devel] Google Summer of Code 2015 - Implement Mac OS 9 support

From: Programmingkid
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Google Summer of Code 2015 - Implement Mac OS 9 support
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:47:25 -0500

On Feb 5, 2015, at 11:09 AM, Alexander Graf wrote:

> On 05.02.15 17:07, Programmingkid wrote:
>> Implement support for Mac OS 9 in QEMU.
>> QEMU has gone a long way in emulating a Macintosh. But we can still improve. 
>> Adding support for Mac OS 9 would be a great imporovement. This would allow 
>> everyone who misses their older applications to be reacquainted with them. 
>> It would also expand QEMU's abilities. 
>> Links:
>> https://developer.apple.com/legacy/library/documentation/mac/pdf/MacintoshToolboxEssentials.pdf
>> http://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7047
>> Details:
>> Skill level: advanced
>> Language: C
>> Mentor: <any volunteers?>
> Mind to add it here as well?
> http://wiki.qemu.org/Google_Summer_of_Code_2015

I'm not a registered user who can do that. The directions on the GSOC 2015 page 
said to just post to the developer mailing list. The web administrator will 
probably add the request to the page. 

> Once someone has the TCG parts working, I'd be happy to help out a
> student to get this running with KVM. Just imagine you could run Mac OS
> 9 on a POWER8 machine. Woohoo!

It think that is very possible. I think the Power8 has a built in PowerPC 
inside. With it we might be able to run Mac OS 9 at near native speed! 

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