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AppleScript 1.1

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applescript-11-install.sit (2.06 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6

   [...] both Apple and MS did (and do) allow interprocess communication, and between windows -- it's just not easily gotten from the UI, and it is poorly organized. After Hypercard became a hit, a bunch of us at Apple invented AppleScript, which was an attempt to make a similar language that could do just what Smalltalk did between objects. This was actually done well enough, but it is rarely used because Apple did not beat on the developers to come up with useful APIs that were friendly enough for integration, and it only was feasible between the monolithic apps.
   - excerpt adapted from communication with Alan Kay.

AppleScript, prior to its bundling in with Macintosh System Software 7.5 and later, was for a brief period sold as a separate product. This is version 1.1 from the original disk install set comprising of five 800k floppy disk images in Disk Copy 4.2 format and compressed with StuffIt 3.6 for good backwards compatibility.

MD5 checksum & filename: bc293a1d0ea57e151b6530d93dd5d302 *applescript-11-install.sit

Bundled in with this install set, is Digital Technology International's FaceSpan 1.0.1 which can be used for creating sophisticated standalone AppleScript applications.

See Also: AppleScript: The Beta Release, FaceSpan 2.1, FaceSpan 3, AppleScript 1.8.3, AppleScript Language Guide (PDF)

Architecture: 68k

Runs under SSW 7.1 or newer.

For Macintosh Systems 7.5 and later, there is little point installing this (as newer AppleScript System Extensions and Script Editor get installed during a System install with 7.5 and beyond).

However, this install set carries a few additional items perhaps of interest. Such as The Scriptable Text Editor and several AppleScript demo apps that you don't get elsewhere.

There's no need to run the installer to get them either, just mount the install set and rummage around. (The Scriptable Text Editor runs fine under newer AppleScript versions and on Mac OS's through to 9.2.2)

On System's 7.1 to 7.1.2 the current Finder is replaced by the included Scriptable Finder 7.1.3 during installation, if it or a newer Finder is not already present.