Vacation: Backwards Compatibility Story Blog
Back in college I spent many hours of my copious Freshman year free time playing LHX on Will Day's PC. At the time, all I had was an Apple //c, which was already behind the times by then. As you can read in the Wikipedia entry, this was a flight simulation game. The thing I remember most was the "missle-cam" view, where you could fire a TOW missle and then switch to the missle's eye view, where you controlled the missle until it hit the target. Well, during my recent vacation, I decided to see if I could find a way to play it on a current computer. Sure enough, the thing still runs unmodified. No emulator or anything.
As we're starting up JSF 2.0 I'll keep this runtime backwards compatibility firmly in mind as I corral debate and discussion on new features.Technorati Tags: edburns