Software Update: Apple IIgs 6.0.2

No,  you haven't suddenly been transported back to the mid-1980s, somehow keeping your MacBook, iMac, iPad and iPhone in the process. A group of Apple IIgs fans at the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) banded together to release the first update to their favorite computer in "22 years, 2 months, 2 days and 2 hours". The result? They were able to squash a lot of two-decade-old bugs and add some new features. From the release notes:

Finder (see also Finder Help)

The list is FSTs now includes the RDOS 3.3 name. You can navigate through the folders hierarchy with ‘Command-Up Arrow’.


The Ethertalk driver is now included. This is the driver for the unreleased Ethernet for Appletalk card.

File System Translators (FSTs)

The HFS.FST bug is removed. Your HFS disks are now safe! Some bugs from the PASCAL.FST were removed. The DOS33.FST has been corrected.


The Animation tool (tool037) is now included. It allows fast animation on the Apple IIgs. The TextEdit bug when more than 1024 styles were used is fixed. The Font Manager bug is now squashed. Some bugs in the Window Manager were removed. QuickerGraph that accelerates some drawing routines is now included. This program is unfinished and your system may become unstable if you install it.

What’s next?

This is a proof-of-concept update. Updating the System Software can be done! There are other bugs in the System, let’s correct them for a 6.0.3 update in a month or so…