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MacWise - Macintosh Terminal Emulation - telnet / serial for OS X - Wyse, Viewpoint, VT100, VT220

MacWise Version 19 History

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Fix - Printing with older Macs could cause MacWise to freeze.
Now using print panel that is compatible with older and newer Macs.

Fix - Ignore Printer-Off commands in Printer setup was causing a MacWise crash.

Fix - Paste Delay between characters was being ignored.
Now uses the value you enter in Paste Delay... under the Edit Menu.

Fix - Class errors when printing.

Feature - Added blue spinning beachball when you are printing a long print job.
(lets you know it is still processing a print job)



Feature - 50-Page scroll back is now adjustable from 4 to 50 pages.
Lower the number of pages for faster screen speeds.
You can also turn off scroll back.
Select "Page Back Options - Scrolling" from the Edit Menu.

Scrolling is now off when you switch away from MacWise to prevent accidental scrolling.

Fix - Inverse video for SCO ANSI is now the correct color chosen by the host.

Fix - Wyse / Viewpoint protected fields.

Fix - VT100 / VT220



Compatible with MacOS Catalina beta

Fix - Numerous problems that were not discovered in the MacWise beta



Color sets now have a default transparency value.

Fix - Possible hang with Open Connection upon Startup and a serial connection.



Fix - Printing with Darkmode was printing a black background. Now will always be a white background with black text regardless of the mode.

Feature - Added an option to Previous Page Options...
Do not save screen to previous pages when screen clears.

This speeds up screen refreshes and eliminates screen flicker with some commands from the host.




Fix - Wyse and Viewpoint Protected Fields

Fix - Attributes, underline, bold etc sometimes saying on longer than they should.



Fix - VT100 / VT220 scrolling vertical margins



You can now minimize windows.



Fix - Settings files not being imported correctly from older versions of MacWise.
Was causing problems with Arrow keys and SCO Ansi settings.



Displaying pictures with host commands now works with Mapped Network Drives.
You can store pictures on a Mac or PC on the network to make the pictures available to any Mac running MacWise.

Pictures can also be stored on an internet server and displayed using http addresses.



64-Bit version

In development for over a year, this 64-bit version of MacWise is working towards compatibility with future releases of Mac operating systems. (The 32-bit version will no longer work with the next MacOS major release expected this fall.)

Advantages of this new version:

64-bit application will no longer have warning messages that the app is not optimized for OS X and needs to be updated.

Text is easier to read because a TrueType font is now used as a screen font.
(The 32-bit version used a bitmapped screen font that has been increasingly difficult to support with each release of MacOS)

Dark Mode is supported in Mojave.

Fkeys work with the Touch Bar on MacBooks.

All dialog boxes have been re-designed and now have a pleasing sheetwindow effect.


Not implemented yet in this version:




NOTE: MacWise version 1.0 was originally released January 1, 1996 as a slimmed down version of MacToPic. Over the years, it became a full featured app.
(MacToPic was released in 1989).

Here is the complete History of MacWise