Does anyone have an original Geoworks 2.0 SDK that they no longer use or
need? If so, I'd be happy to pay something for an original CD.
What I have in mind as a hobby project this year is a chess program for
PC/GEOS, OmniGo, DOS, OS/2 and eComStation (eCS) platforms.
I already have an original 2.1 SDK for OmniGo, but as far as I can see
it's not entirely suitable for PC/GEOS development (for example, the 2.1
version doesn't seem to have an EC version of PC/GEOS for debugging and
I don't think the documentation covers all aspects of PC/GEOS).
I couldn't make use of any SDK that *isn't* DOS-based. I'm hoping that
a 2.0 SDK would be OK for developing a chess program that would work on
any version of PC/GEOS, as I don't think I'd be using any libraries etc.
that wouldn't be common on every PC/GEOS version from Ensemble 2.01 to
NDO R3.2a, NDO 2000, Breadbox Ensemble etc.
I'd be using OS/2 or eCS as the OS on my development machine so the
DOS-based 2.0 SDK would seem suitable for the PC/GEOS side of things.
I've got Borland C++ 4.52 to go with the SDK and will probably also use
OpenWatcom 1.2, as it has an excellent IDE that runs natively under OS/2
and eCS. I could also use OpenWatcom for developing the OS/2, eCS and
Before anyone gets too e *** d, I would mention that the last time I did
any kind of programming in C was about ten years ago. I've also never
programmed for PC/GEOS, OmniGo etc. before but I'm keen to give it a
go. I do know a reasonable amount about chess programming concepts
though and have an international chess rating, so that might compensate
a little for my rusty/average programming skills.
My goal is to create a fairly "serious" chess program, rather than one
that barely plays legal chess - that's the idea, anyway!