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Apple SK8

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apple-sk8.zip (26.36 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6
Purchase
This software is still available for purchase
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
SK8_0.9_User_Guide.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

SK8 (pronounced "skate") was a pioneering multimedia authoring environment developed in Apple's Advanced Technology Laboratory from 1988 until 1997. The original motivating idea for SK8 was to realize a development environment that would be easy to learn and that would help people to create applications by simply drawing (visual programming).

SK8 was designed for rapid development of customizable and extensible media authoring tools and titles. SK8 was a proprietary, internal development tool used by Apple designers and engineers--it was not an Apple consumer product. SK8 has been used as a tool to prototype new ideas and products, as well as a testbed for advanced research into authoring tools and their use. The goal of SK8 has been to enable productivity gains for software developers by reducing implementation time, facilitating rapid prototyping, making development fun, and supporting cross platform development and providing output to multiple runtime environments including Java. SK8 was successfully used to create rich media tools and titles simply and quickly.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

Comments

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, September 4 - 9:40pm

You're right (my bad)
for some reason, after unzipping the first file, the .hqx files show up with little Zip icons
but they are sit.hqx and I had NO PROBLEM unstuffing them within Basilisk

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And this program looks really interesting (specially the weird splash screen), the GUI looks Professional, I felt like tinkering with it right away, I think there's a big learning curve ahead of me.

Thanks for sharing these rare Apps

pablomarx's picture
by pablomarx - 2009, September 4 - 9:12pm

The zip file should contain a lot of .hqx files, not a lot of zip files.

I added a "purchase" link here which should take you to an ftp server where you can download the individual files.

pablomarx's picture
by pablomarx - 2009, September 4 - 8:34pm

Yes, Apple took down the research directory on their ftp server earlier this year....

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, September 4 - 8:46pm

Wow, this one looks interesting,
specially the description got me hooked.
I'm gonna check it out.

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(BTW the link provided to the FTP:// site is broken )

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Problem is, I cannot open it, this is a .ZIP file containing a lot of other .ZIP files which
cannot be opened, I get ERRORS.
or maybe this is supposed to be open WITHIN emulation or Real Mac
using MacZip? maybe this is where MacZip becomes useful, I'll try one more time.

pablomarx's picture
by pablomarx - 2009, September 4 - 6:01pm

This is an archive of what used to be available on ftp://ftp.apple.com/research/sk8/ . It includes both 68k and PPC versions of SK8, the SK8 source code itself, etc.