Hello all, in googling around- I have found that for OSX, you can download and use a MacOS9 style launcher, an OS9 style ASM (application switcher menu in the top right corner), apple menus, and all kinds of things...
But not CSM's (control strip modules).
I cant be the only one who is missing this feature.
However, I was able to find OpenStrip- which is an open source project aimed at making a OS9 & OSX compatiable CSM clone.
The project looks like it died 5 or 6 years ago, however I feel it can be brought back to life.
So far I have been able to use resedit to give it the original OS9 apperance/skin, and the project as it was abandoned in 2000- has a few CSM modules already compiled, mainly:
-Eyeballs that follow the curser
Its a start at least, anyway I think it would be cool if I could find some people who like the old CSMs who would be willng to program their own CSMs for the OpenStrip project.
Here's what I think would be of use:
-Calender CSM (like the OS9 one)
-Multi-time zone clock
-Itunes controler (stop, pause, next song, prior song, etc)
-Capslock light CSM
Anyone think they could help with this? I am not looking at stealing the code of commercial or shareware OS9 CSMs, but I think this would be a cool OSX toy.
Any programers here who did original CSMs back in the classic OS days?
I remeber first using CSMs in System 7 on my Powerbook190, I loved it, in fact it was one of the reasons why I was so quick and happy to buy the retail version of OS8.1 when it came out (and thus gave CSMs to desktops).
Almost forgot, the last release (a beta?) is here:
A friend of mine knows some program and will be doing the bulk of the work, I dont know C so I am more of a "hey, this is a good idea" type who wants to get the project started, contact people etc.
My friend did contact Joe (from the site above) and he said the project is open source and public domain and that we can try to bring the project back to life.
Attached file is the latest release (from before, no changes) with an OS9 style skin applied. Openstrip is the top one, the original OS9 CSM is the bottom one.