Apple Rhapsody Developer Release 2

Apple Rhapsody Developer Release 2
Build of Mac OS X Server 1.x
ArchitecturePPC, i386
Works in

Apple Rhapsody Developer Release 2 is the second Developer Preview of the Apple Rhapsody operating system, released to developers on 14 May 1998. Compared to the previous Developer Release, the user interface was greatly overhauled, making it resemble more closely to the final release. However, some applications still retain their OPENSTEP 4.2 icons. This build also ports the Setup Assistant from the classic Mac OS builds, which is now required after the initial setup. This build updates the kernel version to "Rhapsody 5.1".

Much like the previous developer release, this developer release is available in both i386 and PPC versions. The i386 version lacks the Blue Box environment, while the PPC version includes it with Mac OS 8.1 as its default operating system. This is the last release of Mac OS X Server 1.x that supports Intel processors. Apple would not return to releasing builds that supports Intel processors until Mac OS X Tiger build 8B1025 following the transition from PPC to Intel hardware.

System requirements[edit | edit source]

According to the installation documentary, Rhapsody requires the following:

i386 version[edit | edit source]

To use this version of Rhapsody, your computer must have:
  • A 486, Pentium, or Pentium Pro microprocessor
  • ISA, EISA, VL-Bus, or PCI expansion bus
  • A 750 MB or larger hard disk
  • At least 32 MB of RAM (48 MB is recommended)
  • A supported graphics adapter (video display card)
  • A supported IDE or SCSI adapter
  • IDE or SCSI CD-ROM drive
  • One 3.5-inch floppy disk drive

PPC version[edit | edit source]

This version of Rhapsody works with the following computers:
  • Power Macintosh G3 (desktop or tower models)
  • Power Macintosh 9600
  • Power Macintosh 8600
  • Power Macintosh 9500
  • Power Macintosh 8500
  • Power Macintosh 7600

Your computer must have:

  • At least 32 MB of RAM (48 MB recommended for development)
  • Internal video, or Apple-supplied IMS or ATI video card
  • A hard disk with at least 500 MB of available space

Rhapsody does not support multiprocessor systems and will only use one processor if installed on a multiprocessor system.

Fixes[edit | edit source]

This build fixes both quirks in the about box where:

  • the Pentium Pro processor (and ergo all subsequent processors) is identified as "Intel 80486"
  • hard disks larger than 2 GB will be reported as 0 bytes.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]