August 21st, 2000

The Lamp! site updated

The Lamp!’s back-issue archive has been updated to include every issue through July, 2000 (the most recent issue)..

August 21st, 2000

AppleLinc user group to meet August 24th and 26th

The AppleLinc Apple II club in Lincoln, Nebraska, will meet on Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 PM and again on Saturday, August 26 at 9:00 AM, both times at the Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, which faces Old Cheney Road at about the 1200 block. Coffee will be served Saturday morning, but someone will have to bring the donuts..

August 19th, 2000

A2Central.com and Syndicomm to build new online Apple II home

Following Delphi’s announcement that its text-based services would be unsupported effective November 1, 2000, A2Central.com and Syndicomm have announced the first fruit of their alliance announced at KFest three weeks ago: that they are developing a new online home for Apple II users. .

August 19th, 2000

Confusion ensues over status of Merlin software

Earlier this week, Glen Bredon’s widow, Anne Bredon, released his software — including the popular Merlin assembler — as public domain, including the source code. Some confusion has now arisen as to whether or not the release of Merlin is valid, as — at least when it was being sold — its copyright was held not by Glen Bredon, but by Roger Wagner Publishing. Efforts are being made to determine the true status of the Merlin software..

August 18th, 2000

Zedcor\’s ZBASIC compiler now freeware

Howard Katz of the Lost Classics Project has obtained a freeware release for ZBASIC, an excellent 8-bit BASIC compiler with a number of useful extensions for data processing and graphics. You can download it from the Trenco archive. .

August 17th, 2000

Delphi text-based services to be unsupported soon

Delphi sent email to its premium account members today, informing them that effective November 1, 2000, the text-based services and premium accounts would no longer be supported. They aren’t closing (yet), but will receive no maintenance and users will get no technical support. This turn of events means that at any time after November 1, Delphi’s text-based service could stop functioning..

August 17th, 2000

Glen Bredon\’s software released into public domain

Anne Bredon, Glen’s widow, has authorized the public domain release of all of his software, including ProSel, the Merlin assembler, and more?complete with source code. We’ll have files available for download here on A2Central.com soon. Thanks to Charles Turley for his assistance in obtaining this release, and to Mrs. Bredon as well for her generous donation to our community. .

August 16th, 2000

New Poll

New Poll: If George W. Bush were an Apple II, which one would he be?.

August 16th, 2000

Marinetti TCP/IP stack to be open source

Richard Bennett announced this morning that the Marinetti TCP/IP stack for the Apple IIGS will become open source. Read the press release online. .

August 13th, 2000

Y][KFest Photos Now Available

A2Central.com’s Y][KFest Photo page has now opened. The photos have been contributed by generous third parties that weren’t too busy to take still shots during the events..

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