Goodbye 32-bit & AppleEvents

After 3 days of hacking frenzy, Goldenseal source code compiles again as a 64-bit app.  We had to remove all of the screen drawing code, but that is obsolete and will be replaced, anyhow.

We then removed all the AppleEvents code: a mid-1990s system that Apple developed, made essential, and then abandoned when they jumped to OS X.  Fortunately, we didn’t use it for anything, and it wasn’t important in any of the frameworks.

This is a bit like going into an old house, removing the old plaster, and deciding what to do next.  The framing is solid, and there is a lot of good design to be proud of.

Coincidentally, on weekends I am rehabbing the house in Spencer NY where Turtlesoft first began. Mostly doing electrical work, but now I’m thinking it might be worth gutting that place too!  It would sure make wiring easier.  Then again, all that blown-in cellulose insulation would be a real pain.

Dennis Kolva
Programming Director
Turtle Creek Software

Author: Dennis Kolva

Programming Director for Turtle Creek Software. Design & planning of accounting and estimating software.