Frank B wrote:1st1 wrote:[
To my understanding this means: Forget Line-A. It's old ST-style, untidy programming. Use VDI calls. With Apollo core we want NEW style ATARI. No Line-A. Do you understand?
No. I think you misunderstand. Think about this. Think of an ST app running in an ST mode on the TT that uses Line A and not the VDI.
What happens if the line a interface isn't there? The app stops working properly in ST modes. Compatibility suffers. I'd also be amazed if TOS 1.x to 2.x would work without the linea interface. BTW the Line A is actually more flexible than the VDI in some ways!
Throw away that old app. Use new app. TT owner do not run their machine in ST graphics mode. They use TT high or even graphics card. There is no Line-A in these modes.
Line-A does not support graphics card. That means it's stupid incompatible. It's like driving a Ferrari with wooden tyres taken from horse carriage.
ATARI themselves tells it very clear in TT release notes: DON'T USE (f****ing) LINE-A.