My BBC Master - - - getting Beeped-off.

René Micout rmicout at online.fr
Thu Mar 12 03:48:09 EDT 2009


Judy,
Confirmation : HC Play command : version 1.0 of HyperCard
René

Le 11 mars 09 à 23:16, Judy Perry a écrit :

> Richard wrote:
>
> "I don't mean to belabor the point, but I do think it's helpful to  
> put to
> rest any suggestion of willful dishonesty here.  The Win3.1+Win32s
> configuration may well explain Raney's claim, and Jacque qualified  
> hers
> appropriately with "maybe".
>
> We're all professionals here, just doing our best to realize the
> possibilities given what we have to work with.  I don't think  
> anyone's going
> out of their way to make this any harder than it is."
> ==============================
>
> Okay.
> Since you asked (and since I brought it up, it does indeed seem  
> only fair),
> here is a brief chronology of the development of events as I've  
> been able to
> ascertain thus far; corrections are welcomed:
>
> Macintosh introduced:  January 1984
>
>
> Windows 1.0:  1985
>
>
> Hypercard including the "play" command (near as I can tell but I  
> don't have
> original manuals):  1987?
>
>
> Windows 2.0 released:  1987
>
>
> Windows 3.0 released:  1990
>
>
> abcCode released/used by John Walsh of the of the University of  
> British
> Columbia:  1991 (http://abcnotation.org.uk/)
>
> --abcCode is the scripted musical notation software that I believe  
> was first
> used on the PC near as I can tell.
>
>
> HC Player released:  1992 (http://www.pfhyper.com/hcfaq/hcfaq2.html);
> apparent end of free HC.
>
>
> Walsh releases abcCode system on the IRTRAD-L listserve, mid-  
> November 1993
> (http://abcnotation.org.uk/)
>
>
> abcCode and playabc released to general public March 1994 (
> http://abcnotation.org.uk/)
>
>
> I didn't join the HC list until sometime after 1994 I believe, thus  
> any of
> my memories of Scott Raney post-date 1994, and thus also post-date  
> abcCode,
> and playabc abc playback on windows PC  computers, thus any  
> memories I may
> harbor regarding the  issue fully postdate the ability to script  
> musical
> notation on the PC by 3 or more years and play back scripted musical
> notation on the PC platform by a good year or more (I didn't discover
> abcCode and its related technologies until considerably later when  
> I was
> assigned to teach my department's multimedia development course  
> (horrors, I
> know).
>
>
> abc2win released:  September 1995
>
>
> Windows95 released:  1995
>
>
> Hypercard 2.3 reviewed in MacWorld Magazine:  November 1, 1995 (
> http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-17477993.html), but PR Newswire  
> reports the
> introduction as May 1, 1995 (http://www.highbeam.com/doc/ 
> 1G1-16884710.html).
> This is reportedly the version that introduced soundChannel support.
>
>
> Does that work?
>
>
> Judy
>
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