[NTLK] Einstein-Windows--any other potential users out there?

Mr Jonathan Dueck jonathandueck at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 16 13:19:26 EST 2013

Everyone, I really appreciate hearing that there are other interested folks.

And to the devs in particular: Matthias, thanks so much for replying about this! And Frank, thank you so much too (I'll reply to your post).

I'm traveling and will be home Monday. When I get home I'll try out Einstein on the Surface and let you know. The (ROMs I'm using are pulled from my Newton 2100 and worked perfectly on Einstein on earlier versions of Windows and Mac, and also on Einstein for Android. So I think it's something else, but it is certainly worth double-checking.) I'm not sure if I've got the build tools, but I bet I can gather them--I do have a dual-booting Mac at my office and could try building new versions of Einstein for Windows.

Cheers all,

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:19:10 PM, Tony Morrow <gizmo1482 at gmail.com> wrote:

On Nov 13, 2013, at 3:27 PM, Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:

> On 13.11.2013, at 20:00, Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
>> I am also not a developer, but would be willing to test and send bug
>> reports.  I was wondering about the status of this and last I heard it
>> either ran really really really slow after 10 minutes of useage...
> That issue was fixed in 2009.
>> or just crashed on boot.
> This is often related to wrong ROMs, sometimes just providing the debug image which by itself is not a ROM. Granted, we really should do a checksum test before launch to avoid crashing.
>> I don't have a Mac so I can't say how well it works on that.  I have
>> been thinking I could possibly run OS X under VirtualBox, probably would
>> be a lot of tricking to get it work then run Einstein on that.  But then
>> we are talking two virtual machines, and another layer of complexity
>> would make it more difficult to track down issues so probably not worth
>> it.
> Don't!
>> But if anyone  has done this, or knows of someone that has, by all
>> means let me know. :)
> Considering the time you would have to spend on this, it would be eaisier to buy a Mac ;-)
> But the Windows version should work. As I said, I can't verify that though.

I, too, and one of those users who would like to see Einstein running on Windows 8, but sadly lack the programming skills to make it possible. I use an Atom based Win8 tablet at work and think throwing the Newton interface would be fun.

-Tony Morrow

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