Mac Dream Tool : Project started

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Mac Dream Tool : Project started

Post by I.M. Weasel » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:29 pm

Hi.

I have started production on the new MDT. Considering that the 3.2.5 Xcode devkit has removed applescript and replaced it with ASOC, it has changed the course of the production greatly. With ASOC, I pretty much have to learn and rewrite about 60% of the code; which would take 3 months for a conservative effort for project completion.

So i'm going to transfer the project into automater and use a significantly dumbed-down interface in the interest of getting it put out within a decent timeframe.

The good thing news is, it will be small and sleek, and the beta should be done in a month, then testing and the true release will take an additional month.
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Post by I.M. Weasel » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:32 pm

Mac Dream Tool services will share the same future as MDT, but it will remain a different application.

I have no release date set for it, but i'm thinking within 4 months, baring any mission critical delays.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:43 am

Looking forward to this!

It's been sad to watch OS updates break more and more of the old tools, especially on Mac. I've increasingly had to rely on pre-built disc images, when I'd really much rather keep the plain files.
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Post by I.M. Weasel » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:34 pm

Ok, well after completing the automator version, I went back to my version library, and found a more updated version of MDT I worked on for i386. Now, with the help of an older version of Xcode, I was able to do a true update to MDT that will run on intel processors.

The new version of MDT will be out in less than two weeks. It has a true interface, tons of updates for selfbooting, including supporting different archive types and plain files that don't include bootstrap files. It also contains a small usability guide to help users understand how the underpinning code works and helpful tips if things don't work as expected.

So, fiddler (or others) if you want to get on board to do a little beta testing, i'd be more than happy to have you.
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Re: Mac Dream Tool : Project started

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:39 am

Huzzah!
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