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Marinetti History

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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!"


26TH JULY 2006

The Marinetti Open Source Project releases an open beta version of Marinetti - v3.0b3. This release includes a number of bug fixes.

7TH MARCH 2005

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.

19TH AUGUST 2003

Marinetti 3.0b1 is made available for sale at Syndicomm's online store.

25TH JULY 2003

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.

19TH MAY 2001

Marinetti Programmers Guide revision released. Graphic Description of Marinetti Layout available.

17TH AUGUST 2000

Marinetti Open Source Project announced on Delphi A2 Pro forum.

27TH JUNE 1999

Marinetti 2.0.1 release, containing some bug fixes.

27TH DECEMBER 1998

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.
http://www.hypermall.com/byteworks/

27TH SEPTEMBER 1998

Marinetti 2.0 is released.

23RD JULY 1998

Marinetti 2.0 is announced and demoed at KFest '98.

26TH APRIL 1998

The following registration password will expire on the 1st of October 1998.

5TH MARCH 1998

The developers' email list has moved to domain name gwlink.net

16TH FEBRUARY 1998

The Marinetti Home Page is now a part of the Apple II WebRing!

5TH FEBRUARY 1998

Registrations for Marinetti 1.0 will no longer be accepted, pending the release of version 1.1.

20TH NOVEMBER 1997

Added new developers' support mailing list. (Thanks Geoff)

30TH OCTOBER 1997

Added unauthorised links section.

17TH OCTOBER 1997

Marinetti FAQ v1.0 is released.

14TH OCTOBER 1997

Geoff Weiss announces on Delphi that he has a working FTP client written, and is ironing out the final bugs before release.

2ND OCTOBER 1997

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:

27TH SEPTEMBER 1997

Marinetti Developers' Kit is released.

22ND SEPTEMBER 1997

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.

28TH AUGUST 1997

Marinetti v1.0b1 is released.

19TH AUGUST 1997

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.

5TH AUGUST 1997

Official Marinetti announcement is posted on Genie (Cat 28, Topic 27).


31ST JULY 1997

Marinetti is announced and demoed at KFest '97.


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