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Mini vMac 3.5

Variations Service Directions

Mini vMac has no preference settings, which helps to keep it small, simple, and reliable. Instead, options can be chosen at compile time. You can compile a variation of Mini vMac with options you desire following the instructions on the Build page.

Or, I can compile variations for you.

A donation of two dollars or more to the Gryphel Project is required. But the first step is to request a free Demonstration version from the Mini vMac Variations Service page. The Demo version is identical to the regular version, except that the word “Demo” floats around the emulated screen. If the Demo looks suitable, you can then sponsor that variation, and I'll produce the non Demo version. Once sponsored, that variation is available to everyone, under the GPL license.

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Select the options you desire from the Mini vMac Variations Service page, then press the “Request custom variation” button at top. (The link in each option's name leads to documentation for that option.)

If there are no problems, you will see a page that starts with “Your request has been sent”. Save this page, or at least record the time that is listed. (For example, “Thu Feb 13 19:14:24 2014”.)

Requests for variations will be compiled in batches and made available for download from the Custom Variations Batches page. The variations are sorted by time, as listed on the “Your request has been sent” page.

My current usual schedule is to compile two batches a day, in the morning and evening (in the USA, Eastern Standard Time). So you should have to wait less than one day, currently.

To prevent taking too much space on my hosting provider's computers, older batches will eventually be removed. So don't wait too long to download your variation.

After you download a variation, extract the application from the archive, and place the appropriate ROM image file into the same folder, just as is done for the standard compile of Mini vMac. Mini vMac does not create preference files or change registry settings or make any other changes to your computer. So there is no problem in having multiple variations of Mini vMac installed.

Please report any bugs that you find in the Demo. If there are no problems then you can consider sponsoring the variation.


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