AmazingHenry's PowerPC Projects Thread

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AmazingHenry, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. AmazingHenry, Apr 29, 2017
    Last edited: May 21, 2017

    AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    All my PowerPC projects! :)

    Tiger Sierra Theme
    Before LeopardRebirth was out, I was making a Sierra theme for personal use. Once LeopardRebirth came out, some people requested a Sierra Theme for Tiger. It wasn't hard to adapt my theme to Tiger, so I did that and released it. Get it on the PPCAppStore! :)

    PowerPC Starting Software
    Originally called "Software to Get You Started (PowerPC)", this single download has essential PPC software such as TFF, LWK, CorePlayer, PPCAppStore, etc.. I plan to keep it up to date with the latest versions of everything.

    Up-to-Date Leopard Image
    This doesn't have a real name yet, but basically the idea is a .dmg file that you can restore a partition/hard drive from. Once you go through the restore process, you will have a Leopard installation that has all updates installed, as well as the latest version of "PPC Starting Software", so you can pick out some software to install without having to download it.

    PowerPC Software Collection
    This is just an idea and I don't know exactly how I'll do it yet. Basically, it's a collection of PPC software that anyone can contribute to easily. It'll start out empty, but anyone can easily, in just a few seconds, add a PPC app. If everyone contributes some PowerPC applications to this collection, it'll be huge with more apps than any single person can collect.

    Drag 'n' drop apps into it, and download from what other people have added. I still have to figure out the best way to do this, and figure out how to get around some problems like duplicate apps. But it should come out eventually, even if not for a year.

    iOX Theme
    With @Goftrey's permission, I'm continuing his iOX theme from 2014. The theme installs an iOS7-style loginwindow, dock, and icons. I'll be adding on with additional features. :)

    Panther Market
    My first PPC project was the Leopard Market, but there's no point in that now because of the PPCStore and PPCAppStore. Then I wanted to create a Tiger Market, but the PPCAppStore works on Tiger too. And I have no intention to compete with the PPCAppStore; it's going to become my main way of distributing software! :)

    But with my recent interest in Panther, I figured I could create a Panther Market. App Store for Panther. Still collecting a list of apps for it, so it's not officially in development yet, but you'll see it in some form or another by the end of 2017, I hope.

    Priority List
    I have a list of these projects organized by priority; I'll work on the top of the list first, and then work my way down. Here's that list:
    Tiger Sierra Theme Released!
    PowerPC Starting Software
    Leopard Image
    iOX
    Panther Market
    PowerPC Software Collection
     
  2. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    The Tiger Sierra Theme will be released in 2 days now! Currently writing the Read Me, finishing the installer, and then it'll be good to go. :)
     
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    Added a section for the "PowerPC Software Collection", a new project I'm working on! If you have any good ideas on how to do it, write them here.
     
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    AmazingHenry

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    Added iOX.
    --- Post Merged, May 21, 2017 ---
    Also added a Priority List and (I really feel the need to create an app store, don't I?) the Panther Market! :)
     
  5. tibilon macrumors newbie

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    Software to get started ppc is great idea. I support it. Many of people who will start with ppc could stuck with searching for a software that is needed for work on it.
     
  6. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    Thanks. :) I've decided I'm making Leopard, Tiger, and Panther versions. I'm just waiting for the website I registered to become available to me. I think somebody has to confirm it or something.
     
  7. ziggy29 macrumors 6502

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    This is actually pretty cool. I have Leopard and Tiger running on a lot of other old Macs. I've decided to stop fighting to get Leopard on my upgraded 7600 (which probably wouldn't run well anyway, despite pretty much maxing out the hardware updates) and I'm getting ready (now!) to install Panther instead along side Tiger and five other pre-OS X system versions. I don't have Panther running anywhere right now, and this ancient Mac is the most logical candidate.
     
  8. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    Made a decision for the Leopard Image.

    I'll set up a fresh install of Leopard. I'll install the updates and apps. The account I use will be called "Admin" with password "admin".

    Then I'll delete the AppleSetupDone file in Single User Mode and shut off the Mac. I'll boot it into TDM and copy the contents to a DMG using another computer.

    When that's done, any computer restored from the .dmg should boot into the setup screen, so you can set up a personal account. The Admin one can stay for troubleshooting.

    I have a lot of different opinions on this, and I hope this is a good compromise. This decision is final, so don't tell me what you think would be better. I'm doing this.
     

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