Announcing Apple IIgs System 6.0.2


What’s new for Apple IIgs System 6.0.2
After 22 years, 2 months, 2 days and 2 hours since System 6.0.1 was released, this is a summary of the visible changes. There have been many bugs fixed and many features added that are not immediately visible–they will enable developers to create better future products.  Be sure to also read the Shortcuts file on the SystemTools3 disk for more information.

Finder (see also Finder Help)
The list is FSTs now includes the RDOS 3.3 name.
You can navigate through the folders hierarchy with ‘Command-Up Arrow’.

The Ethertalk driver is now included. This is the driver for the unreleased Ethernet for Appletalk card.

File System Translators (FSTs)
The HFS.FST bug is removed. Your HFS disks are now safe!
Some bugs from the PASCAL.FST were removed.
The DOS33.FST has been corrected.

The Animation tool (tool037) is now included. It allows fast animation on the Apple IIgs.
The TextEdit bug when more than 1024 styles were used is fixed.
The Font Manager bug is now squashed.
Some bugs in the Window Manager were removed.
QuickerGraph that accelerates some drawing routines is now included. This program is unfinished and your system may become unstable if you install it.

What’s next?
This is a proof-of-concept update. Updating the System Software can be done! There are other bugs in the System, let’s correct them for a 6.0.3 update in a month or so…

2mg Disk Images: System 6.0.2 2mg

PO Disk Images : System 6.0.2 PO

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A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.