Bol Processor News Archive
October 22, 2008: Bol Processor Universal Binary in progress
We have begun the process of creating a Universal Binary of BP2 so that the program will run natively on all Macintosh computers, PowerPC or Intel-based. Bol Processor will then run at full speed on all supported machines and we will be able to take advantage of newer features of OS X. As part of this process, we are switching to building BP2 with Apple's free Xcode tools instead of Metrowerks CodeWarrior. This should make it much easier for other developers to contribute to the project. If you are interested in helping with development or testing, please contact us on the BP development mailing list. More information is available in the forums.
June 26, 2007: New Bol Processor Documentation project
A new collaborative space for documenting BP2 has been created on the CRDO website. The primary goal is to create a new up-to-date manual but it will also serve to collect feedback, examples, and tips from BP2 users. Everyone is welcome to contribute!
(2012) We have decided to use the CRDO (now SLDR) Wiki only for archival purposes. An updated BP2 manual will be created here on Sourceforge instead.
June 26, 2007: Bol Processor 2.9.6 released
Bol Processor 2.9.6 has been released! This is the first stable release of BP2 for Mac OS X. BP 2.9.6 also runs on Mac OS 7-9. All users are encouraged to upgrade as there have been many improvements. Read the release notes or download it below. For an introduction to the capabilities of BP2, please see Bol Processor introduction. For help using this release, see the help forum. For general discussion of BP2, check out the BP forum.
May 3, 2007: Academic presentations
Bernard will soon be presenting aspects of Bol Processor in several academic venues:
March 27, 2007: Beta release for Mac OS X!
Today is the first anniversary of the Bol Processor open source project. So, as a present to all of you, Bernard and I are very happy to make available the first public beta of BP2 running on Mac OS X! Read the release notes or download it below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! For help using this release, see the help forum.
January 26, 2007: First OS X launch!
In just three and a half weeks of devoted work, we have managed to finally get Bol Processor 2 to launch and run on OS X! As you can see from the screenshots, there are many cosmetic issues to resolve. And the Open, Save, and Print commands do not work, nor is there any real-time MIDI at this point. But it is possible to compile grammars and produce output in the Data window. So, BP2 on OS X is coming!
(2012) For up-to-date screenshots, see the main project page.
January 4, 2007: Bol Processor 2.9.5 released.
Bol Processor 2.9.5 has been released! This is the follow-up to the previous beta release and we are assuming that this release is stable enough to replace the previous stable version of BP2 2.9.3. Read the release notes or download it below. For an introduction to the capabilities of BP2, please see Bol Processor introduction. For help using this release, see the help forum. For general discussion of BP2, check out the BP forum.
January 2, 2007: Work on OS X version of BP2 commences.
Carbon porting of Bol Processor 2 has begun. Once finished, BP2 will run on Mac OS X and possibly will still run on Mac OS 8/9 too. We are very focused on getting this done and have estimated that the first OS X beta will be functional in about three months! To monitor our progress, check out the developer list archives. To be notified when an OS X beta is released, join the announcement mailing list.
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