Survey: How many underaged Omnis Developers are there?

Mike Matthews - Omnis omnis at
Fri Jun 4 16:19:19 UTC 2021

Hello Tony,

Yes, they were good days, I used the Pinnacle system as well, but never had a LISA, but everything else.  We were forced to embrace Studio when Apple went Intel and finally stopped support for Omnis7 on the Mac.  It was a steep learning curve, and I love it.

I hope to be still writing Omnis in 2023 to accomplish 40 years of using the product, still doing new things.

Mike Matthews

Lineal Software Solutions

On 4 Jun 2021, at 17:14, ap at<mailto:ap at> wrote:

Another oldie here!

I was first introduced to text based Omnis 2 in 1985 at the tender age of 18.  It was my first real job and we were using Omnis 2 on (IRC) Apple ][e 's and subsequently a PINNACLE (68010 SuperMicro) multi user system.  We also had Omnis 3 on Macs and a Lisa.   Those definitely were the days...

Not actively developing any more.  I still use Omnis 7 for my own purposes (and like to stalk the list for nostalgia purposes) but I never made the transition to Studio - I detested OOP at first sight (old dog, new tricks etc) and never got over it!

Tony Pearce

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Subject: Re: Survey: How many underaged Omnis Developers are there?

Oh my….. :)

Mike Matthews

Lineal Software Solutions

On 4 Jun 2021, at 15:04, Graham Stevens <graham.stevens at<mailto:graham.stevens at><mailto:graham.stevens at>> wrote:

I started with Omnis on a Mac 128, which I don’t have.  But I do have an Apple ][+ in the attic.  I wonder if it still works...



I started on an apple ][+, now if I could only find one still...


On 1 Jun 2021, at 07:27, Paul Mulroney <pmulroney at,1,q-JgHclIbkVTZxhnWrD3OvJ7GwTOL0BDL4lWx5mnLn9xh6j4lssRLWQrk2UEuhoX-z7kb069erAbg670HemElCrINr6B8P0UKUZNcFGZk_60TdE,&typo=1<mailto:pmulroney at,1,iGvBCbqbu40RmSWirlaBFiloLrivubI14XboowSgxsERx0Gofv9RPe5dQe0TdKBxMFAC_lICrIRMRUaQX4TKFJS-A6G8ToTW0NU-adXDOgdijFE1bw,,&typo=1>> wrote:

Hi $All

On 1 Jun 2021, at 8:50 am, Paul Mulroney <pmulroney at,1,YgSR961xeBZE2nZ4R5kduOQ2FitU3M3_C1IafqWxiqUbzc16cYfoo030ax3EVzv42sACYCCrObVSorsnXRTxFHXe4mlwtrRqEbU7vrVgjTtLMlLWkTs,&typo=1<mailto:pmulroney at,1,7zM3ksat6_z8FuytyDrrCj0Yx0i2KVYISFLu21-Do-rFnZNv29OEO8qLURm1S_cZ64Y-KFy1-7DabnsP8F2IcswB1rcDWBImMro0iILv2xAeGhY,&typo=1>> wrote:

We still have that mac Plus, and it still managed to boot and launch Omnis 3!  Here's a pic on facebook <> < <>> #nostalgia

Someone pointed out that this pic is of a Mac SE.  We had a Mac plus as well, but we couldn't get it working for our photo.  My apologies - I should've paid more attention!


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