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What is Mt. Everything?

Mt. Everything is a freeware Control Panel designed to help you manage your SCSI bus(es) and the devices such as hard disks you have connected to it. To learn more about Mt. Everything and its unique features click here.

Mt. Everything probably will run in the Classic environment of Mac OS X, but it will not very useful. This hasn't been tested on the final OS X release, but on Mac OS X Server, so your mileage may vary. Currently there are no plans for a native OS X port.

Downloads

Mt. Everything is available in two separate packages: An universal (68K based) build that runs on any Macintosh or compatible computer (with a MC68020 or better) or a PowerPC native build that requires a PowerMacintosh or compatible computer. Both versions of course require your Mac to have at least one SCSI bus, otherwise Mt. Everything will be pretty useless for you.

Update

Mt. Everything 1.5.5
Mt. Everything 1.5.5 fixes a possibly crashing bug when it tried to load a driver from disk and the driver was larger than 32K. This bug was due to a compiler bug (the compiler violated type conversion rules according to ANSI C standard) and caused Mt. Everthing to allocate a memory buffer too small to hold the driver and then corrupting the computer's main memory when loading the driver into the far too small buffer.
This bug affected the 68K version only but appearantly already existed in version 1.5.3. Fortunately most existing disk drivers still fit into 32K, otherwise I probably would have been flamed with bug reports.

The code processing the user's choice of the comand-click popup menu in Mt. Everything's main window was partially broken in 1.5.4. This bug affected both PowerPC and 68K builds and has been fixed.

Download Mt. Everything 1.5.5 (about 55 K, Stuffit Archive)

Mt. Everything (PPC) 1.5.5
The code processing the user's choice of the comand-click popup menu in Mt. Everything's main window was partially broken in 1.5.4. This bug affected both PowerPC and 68K builds and has been fixed.

Download the PPC version of Mt. Everything (about 64 K, Stuffit Archive).

Documentation (updated for Mt. Everything 1.5.4)

Both download packages do not include the revised and extended documentation.
The documentation format for Mt. Everything 1.5.x is straight HTML. Try the online version of the docs.
If you prefer to have a local copy of the docs, here is a downloadable version (about 205 K, Stuffit Archive) as well!
The documentation pages not only describe how to use Mt. Everything but also contains an in depth discussion about the inner workings of SCSI on the Macintosh. If you a curious just take a glance. A troubleshooting area covers common SCSI woes.


Other programming endeavours

Although in the past I have written a number of utility programs which were available for free or part of commercial products, those utilities usually are copyrighted by my former employers so I can't offer them here.

However here is one thing I'd like to make available for interested people: My port of the latest DBD-Oracle perl libraries to use with MacPerl 5.6.
Although it uses fairly old Oracle libraries (since there are no recent ones available from ORACLE) it works well to connect even to a Oracle 9i database.

Who could use this stuff?
Anybody programming with MacPerl and looking to access Oracle Databases from within the perl scripts.
What you need?
MacPerl 5.6 and the DBI-Module of course and Oracle SQL*Net Client installed. And perl programming knowledge as well as being familiar with SQL. See the README for more info.
Interested? Download the DBD-Oracle package. (56k Stuffit archive)

There's also an older version DBD-Oracle-0.58 for MacPerl 5.2.0r4 for download here.


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This page was last updeted on Wed, 07. Oct 2002
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