To quote David:

“If you haven’t seen GSport before, it is a derivative of Kent Dickey’s KEGS Apple IIgs emulator.  Virtual printer support from Chris Mason (now with plain text output!) and Uthernet emulation from Glenn Jones are the big-ticket improvements over that code base, along with other contributions gathered up from several other KEGS offshoots.”

New functionality:
*   Added text-based virtual printer output for all platforms
*   Added OSX drag/drop “installer” disk image (.dmg)
*   Disk images will automatically mount and boot when specified as the last argument on the command line, or when invoked from the Windows shell (file->open as GSport.exe)

Bug fixes:
*   Added sound libraries in Win32 binary, mistakenly omitted

Schmidt elaborates on what’s new:

“Startup on Windows was annoying to me, needing to run a batch file to set up the path.  So all the .DLLs moved to the main directory.  That had some interesting side-effects: it enable the “file->open as” action to start GSport, which in turn led to the notion of automatically mounting and booting any arbitrary image – no matter what it is.  So, 5-1/4?, 3-1/2?, and hard drive images can “just work” when double-clicked (after setting up the default shell behavior).

“Mac OSX now has a drag and drop install – from the DMG, just drag the GSport folder over to the Applications folder.  The binary is fatter now, with (fingers crossed) PPC and Intel binaries that may work all the way back to OSX 10.4.  No guarantees, but 10.5 and 10.6 are working for me on both architectures.”

You can find the new release here.

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.