This article is from the MachTen & CodeBuilder FAQ, by Jaime Julca email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
G7.a. When I telnet to a (non-MachTen) UNIX system, pressing the delete key
just gives a '^?' character; I have to press ctrl-H to backspace. How I can
make the delete key work correctly?
At the command line on the foreign system type 'stty erase [DELETE KEY]'. If
you access the foreign system primarily through MachTen, then you should put
the 'stty erase [DELETE KEY]' line in a login script such as .login or
cshrc, so it will change the delete to backspace every time you log into
the foreign system. Incidentally, [DELETE KEY] means press the key, not to
type out DELETE KEY.
G7.b. I have a Stylewriter printer. Do you have a script that I can put into
the /etc/printcap file so I can print?
MachTen does not support QuickDraw based Stylewriters, only line and
PostScript printers. You can use a Stylewriter as a straight ASCII line
printer by setting up an entry in the printcap as an ASCII printer pointing
to a serial device. There are examples in the /etc/printcap file on how to
G7.c. When will virtual memory and protected memory use be implemented on
Virtual memory and protected memory, features of our 68K version of MachTen,
have always been a top priority for Tenon. However, perturbations in Apple's
OS strategy have made this development very problemmatic. In the absence of
virtual memory and protected memory, Tenon has worked hard to make Power
MachTen a very substantial software development platform. Even in a 'real
memory' system, we are able to port applications with over a million lines
of code with good results.