Retro Downloads

The oldest releases from Tom Novelli are:

 BIN  Retro 1
 BIN  Retro 2
 BIN  Retro 3
 BIN  Retro 4

In 2001 I took over.

Retro 6 was mostly focused on the native (standalone, no operating
system) model, though some Linux support appeared.

 BIN  Retro 6.01
 BIN  Retro 6.02
 BIN  Retro 6.03
 BIN  Retro 6.04
 BIN  Retro 6.05
 BIN  Retro 6.06
 BIN  Retro 6.07
 BIN  Retro 6.08
 BIN  Retro 6.08a
 BIN  Retro 6.09
 BIN  Retro 6.10
 BIN  Retro 6.11
 BIN  Retro 6.12
 BIN  Retro 6.13
 BIN  Retro 6.14
 BIN  Retro 6.15
 BIN  Retro 6.20
 BIN  Retro 6.21-beta
 BIN  Retro 6.21
 BIN  Retro 6.12
 BIN  Retro 6.23
 BIN  Retro 6.24
 BIN  Retro 6.25
 BIN  Retro 6.25.1
 BIN  Retro 6.25.2
 BIN  Retro 6.30

With Retro 7, support for a variety of operating systems began.

 BIN  Retro 7.0 BeOS
 BIN  Retro 7.0 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 7.0 Linux
 BIN  Retro 7.0 Windows
 BIN  Retro 7.1 BeOS
 BIN  Retro 7.1 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 7.1 Linux
 BIN  Retro 7.1 Native
 BIN  Retro 7.1 Windows
 BIN  Retro 7.2 BeOS
 BIN  Retro 7.2 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 7.2 Linux
 BIN  Retro 7.2 Windows
 BIN  Retro 7.4 BeOS
 BIN  Retro 7.4 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 7.4 Generic
 BIN  Retro 7.4 Generic w/FFI
 BIN  Retro 7.4 Linux
 BIN  Retro 7.4 Native
 BIN  Retro 7.4 Windows
 BIN  Retro 7.5 BeOS
 BIN  Retro 7.5 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 7.7 Generic
 BIN  Retro 7.5 Generic w/FFI
 BIN  Retro 7.7 Linux
 BIN  Retro 7.5 Native
 BIN  Retro 7.5 Windows
 BIN  Retro 7.6 BeOS
 BIN  Retro 7.6 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 7.6 Generic
 BIN  Retro 7.6 Generic w/FFI
 BIN  Retro 7.6 Linux
 BIN  Retro 7.6 Native
 BIN  Retro 7.6 Windows

Retro 8 refined the 7.x series. It continued the platform support
focus and gained a new option: support for running over the L4 micro
kernel.

 BIN  Retro 8.0 L4
 BIN  Retro 8.0 DexOS
 BIN  Retro 8.0 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 8.0 Generic
 BIN  Retro 8.0 Generic w/FFI
 BIN  Retro 8.0 Linux
 BIN  Retro 8.0 Native
 BIN  Retro 8.0 Windows
 BIN  Retro 8.1 L4
 BIN  Retro 8.1 BeOS
 BIN  Retro 8.1 DexOS
 BIN  Retro 8.1 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 8.1 Generic
 BIN  Retro 8.1 Generic w/FFI
 BIN  Retro 8.1 Linux
 BIN  Retro 8.1 Native
 BIN  Retro 8.1 Windows
 BIN  Retro 8.2.5 L4
 BIN  Retro 8.2.5 DexOS
 BIN  Retro 8.2.5 FreeBSD
 BIN  Retro 8.2.5 Generic
 BIN  Retro 8.2.5 Generic w/FFI
 BIN  Retro 8.2.5 Linux
 BIN  Retro 8.2.5 Native
 BIN  Retro 8.2.5 Windows

Retro 9 was the last generation to support running on raw PC
hardware. It was also the only release series to offer ANS
support.

 BIN  Retro 9.0 Hosted
 BIN  Retro 9.0 Native
 BIN  Retro 9.1.1 Hosted
 BIN  Retro 9.1.1 Native
 BIN  Retro 9.1.1 ISO
 BIN  Retro 9.2.0
 BIN  Retro 9.2.1
 BIN  Retro 9.2.2
 BIN  Retro 9.2.3
 BIN  Retro 9.2.4
 BIN  Retro 9.2.5
 BIN  Retro 9.2.6
 BIN  Retro 9.2.7
 BIN  Retro 9.2.8
 BIN  Retro 9.2.9
 BIN  Retro 9.2.10

Retro 10

This began the first architectural break since Retro 4. The code was
totally rewritten to run on a portable virtual machine called Ngaro.
By 10.3, Retro was fully self hosting on the VM and was used to
rebuild itself.

 BIN  Retro 10.0
 BIN  Retro 10.1.2
 BIN  Retro 10.2
 BIN  Retro 10.2.1
 BIN  Retro 10.3
 BIN  Retro 10.3.1
 BIN  Retro 10.4
 BIN  Retro 10.5
 BIN  Retro 10.6
 BIN  Retro 10.7.1
 BIN  Retro 10.7.6

Retro 11

The 11th generation was a substantial cleanup and expansion of the R10
generation. It was the first series of releases to guarantee long term
compatibility: I made a promise to maintain, as much as possible,
source compatibility for a five year period.

 BIN  Retro 11.0
 BIN  Retro 11.1
 BIN  Retro 11.2
 BIN  Retro 11.3
 BIN  Retro 11.4
 BIN  Retro 11.5
 BIN  Retro 11.6

Retro 12

The current generation is a marked shift in approach. It uses a new
VM, based on (but simplifying) the Ngaro VM from 10 and 11, and a
much simpler core language and implementation. It offers some benefits
as it's easier for me to adapt to modern platforms since it doesn't
assume a traditional TTY style interface.

 BIN  Retro 12 (Nightly)
 BIN  Retro 12 (2017.4)
 BIN  Retro 12 (2017.5)
 BIN  Retro 12 (2017.9)
 BIN  Retro 12 (2017.10)
 BIN  Retro 12 (2017.11)
 BIN  Retro 12 (2017.12)
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