Download MacViSta 5.6
5.6, the current preview
of ViSta 6 for the Macintosh (the next standard release) is
now available for evaluation. It is feature-complete and in
essentially final form. It
runs on Power Macs, but not on 680XX machines, which we do
not anticipate supporting. There
many new cutting edge
features, but there are some sharp edges.
is the same as for WinViSta 5.6, which has been tested extensively
and works well. However, this is the second release for the
Mac and certain platform specific features are not yet implemented.
has been tested on System 7.5.5 and 8.5, but not
extensively, and contains bugs or glitches that are specific
to the Mac, especially with the behavior of windows. There
are certain places where the interactive features are clunky.
We plan to work out the kinks and bumps over the next month
or so and then release ViSta 6 for the Mac.
Please let us know of any problems right away so that we
can incorporate the fixes. Send your bug reports to Forrest
- MacViSta 5.6
the standard version and is appropriate for all users except
those who wish to develop new features for Vista. It is
Binhexed self extracting stuffit archive for PPC Macs.
It is smaller (3.44 MBytes) and faster download and
occupies less file space (8.3 MBytes) than the other versions.
It includes no source files or developer's tools.
Binhexed Macintosh self extracting stuffit archive for PPC
OPEN SOURCE POLICY:
source for ViSta 5.6.2 is being distributed in Windows
format and with a moderated open source policy. Rather
than distributing the sources to everyone with the standard
download, the distribution is being limited to those who
wish to use the source code for the benefit of the ViSta
The distribution is in Windows format, although the code
is identical for both platforms.
To obtain the source code you must send Forrest
Young a brief proposal indicating what you wish to
do with the code, and what the benefit will be to the
ViSta user's community.
addition, you must agree to provide the changes you make
to Forrest Young. You must also agree to provide him the
right to include your changes in the ViSta distribution
should he decide to.
approval of the proposed activities you will receive information
about downloading the source code.