Marinetti is the only TCP/IP stack available for the Apple IIGS, clean room developed from the RFCs, and written completely in 65c816 assembly language.
"For the Apple IIGS, the world just got a whole lot closer!"
The Marinetti Open Source Project releases an open beta version of Marinetti - v3.0b3. This release includes a number of bug fixes.
The Marinetti Open Source Project releases the Scripted PPP link layer v1.3d4 which includes the MS-CHAP authentication protocol. This enables a serial cable connection to be established between a IIgs and a PC running a flavour of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Marinetti 3.0b1 is made available for sale at Syndicomm's online store.
The Marinetti Open Source Project releases an open beta version of Marinetti - v3.0b1. This release includes a number of bug fixes, the first public release of the MacIP link layer and the PPP link layers support the CHAP authentication protocol.
Marinetti Programmers Guide revision released. Graphic Description of Marinetti Layout available.
Marinetti Open Source Project announced on Delphi A2 Pro forum.
Marinetti 2.0.1 release, containing some bug fixes.
The Byte Works has now made available the official Marinetti Programmers' Guide in hard copy format,
which includes a disk containing headers and includes for ORCA/C, ORCA/Pascal, ORCA/M, Merlin and GSBasic.
Marinetti 2.0 is released.
Marinetti 2.0 is announced and demoed at KFest '98.
The following registration password will expire on the 1st of October 1998.
The developers' email list has moved to domain name gwlink.net
The Marinetti Home Page is now a part of the Apple II WebRing!
Registrations for Marinetti 1.0 will no longer be accepted, pending the release of version 1.1.
Added new developers' support mailing list. (Thanks Geoff)
Added unauthorised links section.
Marinetti FAQ v1.0 is released.
Geoff Weiss announces on Delphi that he has a working FTP client written, and is ironing out the final bugs before release.
Agreement finalised with Alltech Electronics, to distribute Marinetti on all Focus drives sold, as well as being installed on the Focus Distribution Disk.
You can get more information on Alltech Electronics and their Apple II products, including the Focus hard drive on a card, at:
Marinetti Developers' Kit is released.
Agreements have been made with Max Jones' Juiced GS magazine, and Joe Kohn's Shareware Solutions II newsletter to distribute Marinetti on disk to subscribers only, for the cost of postage and handling.
This agreement is great news for those not yet online, and continues the Marinetti theme of providing the product to those folks still supporting Apple II dedicated services, both online and in print.
Shareware Solutions II is the premier Apple II newsletter, and can be found on the Web at:
Juiced GS is the premier Apple IIGS magazine, and can be found on the Web at:
Also, the Marinetti Home Page has been redesigned.
Marinetti v1.0b1 is released.
I was hoping to have Marinetti released a week or two after KFest '97, but that hasn't turned out to be the case. Unfortunately, my main ISP, "Zip Internet Professionals" has been hit with a spate of denial of service attacks.
Fortunately, a number of other ISPs and federal agencies are now involved, and are close to finding the culprit. There is a brief description of the problem at:
A log of attacks can be found at:
I have accounts with other ISPs, but I can't really afford their online charges for testing Marinetti, especially when it is freeware, so unfortunately we'll have to wait until the scumbag either gives up, is caught, or preferrably has his bollocks chopped off (appropriate wording changes if female).
For this reason, I've also added a URL reminder service. Feel free to subscribe on the main page.
As far as project completion goes, the documentation and sample applications are all ready to go. The only thing left to do is add one particular feature to the TCP logic, and it's out the door. When Zip comes back online, I only need a few days to finish it up.
Official Marinetti announcement is posted on Genie (Cat 28, Topic 27).
MARINETTI ANNOUNCED AT KFEST '97 Marinetti is a freeware standalone TCP/IP stack for the Apple IIGS. Currently, there are no big time applications which support Marinetti, however, a very simple desktop GUI Telnet application will be included, closely followed by the release of MiniTalk 1.8, which also supports Telnet. AVAILABILITY The first release of Marinetti will be what the 'net clique refer to as beta software. It will be available online, for a short period of time, but in a "not yet complete" form. Technical support will not be directly available, except that provided via the various Apple II online communities. The software will only be available from the following locations: Delphi A2 go com a2 Delphi A2Pro go com a2pro Genie A2 m645 Marinetti Home Page http://www.zip.com.au/~kashum/marinetti/ The public release will contain a very annoying dialog which pops up all the time, reminding you to register your copy. Registering is free, and gives us a way to find out how many people are using their Apple IIs to access the Internet. Details will be included with the package. Only KFest '97 attendees will be able to register before 1st September 1997. TECHNICAL Marinetti supports TCP, ICMP, UDP, IP, custom datagrams, plug-in link layers, SLIP (includes scripting and up to 57600 serial speed) and an easy to use IPC interface. A developers' kit will be available shortly after the initial version, and will include sample source code, a bloated Marinetti which includes debugging utilities, and various articles on TCP and code porting for the Marinetti environment. MISCELLANEOUS Marinetti is a single CDev, requiring System 6.0.1, 50K of boot volume disk space, and at least 30K of free RAM. Because of the expected message traffic, email will not be responded to. All official Marinetti discussion may be found on Delphi A2 or Genie A2. All official announcements and the latest release can be found on Delphi A2, Genie A2, and the Marinetti Home Page. ** Early and recent beta testers are now released from their relevant NDAs. Marinetti is copyright (c) 1996-2001 by Richard Bennett. This announcement may only be reproduced in its entirety.
Marinetti is announced and demoed at KFest '97.
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