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iWork '09

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iWork-09-Trial.zip (450.41 MB)
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iwork09update1.dmg (42.75 MB)
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This is a 30 day full working trial version of iWork '09. It has the option to be registered and non-expiring. iWork ’09 includes presentation Keynote ’09 (app v5.0), word processing Pages ’09 (app v4.0), and spreadsheet Numbers ’09 (app v2.0).

iWork '09 (Trial) can become a fully enabled "Retail" version by using a one-line entry made via the Mac's Terminal app. Instructions on how to, are included in with the .zip archive.

When mounted, the name of the mounted image is labeled "iWork '09 Trial Install DVD", which is kind of odd, as it can easily be burned to CD-R if desired. But, as the iWork '09 Trial can install directly from the mounted .dmg, it's not an issue.

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Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

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Ewechan's picture
by Ewechan - 2019, July 28 - 9:37am
5

great app still especially if you want to edit files on both new and old computers. sadly yes its a 32bit app, won't work in Catalina anymore.

SNakApple's picture
by SNakApple - 2019, June 20 - 6:53pm

Now, it's really official, these 32-bit apps won't be supported beginning with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina (aka Catastrophe or Calamity). Smile As well as QuickTime 7 or Aperture or...

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 26 - 11:28pm

I confirm, iWork'09 3xApps do launch in OSX 10.4.6 minimum & QuickTime low as 7.0.0

Thanks for delving into the depths' SkyCapt. So then, 10.4.6 with tweaks to the installer and System libraries, is the bare minimum for this software suite. And 10.4.9 is the bare minimum with tweaks only applied to the installer. It's good to know, for anyone who for any reason may need to run an earlier version of QuickTime or OS and still use this software.

Your additional screenshot was removed, but is still on the server should you need to reference it elsewhere.
- And as it's likely a good candidate for use in a forum topic on CoreVideo, I've linked it into your post below.

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2019, May 25 - 7:24pm

I confirm, iWork'09 3xApps do launch in OSX 10.4.6 minimum & QuickTime low as 7.0.0 & iWork updates do too ..., by tweaking their installers (BBEditing their Contents/*.dist files) to install them, and then introducing "CoreVideo framework" to make them operational. OSX 10.4.5/less didn't work.

iWork '09 relies on a multitude of its own shared libraries, so drag/copying the apps for trying to introduce them into other OSX partitions won't do. Must run out their installers.

Now iWork'09 can run on TIGER 10.4.8 the most reliable hardcore seriously stable version of OSX. It is issues like these, and Apple's dishonesty regarding How Stuff Works, that make 10.4.9+ be unattractive for serious business. CoreVideo IS a chunk of the OS. CoreVideo/updates to it never belonged tucked inside some QT pkgs to be their vehicle.

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I posted new scrnshot, describing wth is corevideo [credit Singh]. It's NOT a library of basic video subroutines like the name implies. It's a very specific feedback loop from the GPU backwards to the "renderer" intent on stopping the rendering of animation frames which would end up looking not-smooth, in favor of devoting rendering power to well-timed frames which do end up looking Smooth.

Description

CoreVideo feedback loop (click to view)

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2019, May 25 - 6:18am

aha, err = CoreVideo.framework missing, CV didn't exist (officially) until Tiger 10.4.9 ... but I have a feeling CV was in development beginning with 10.4.4 and if you take /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreVideo.framework from 10.4.9+ copy it into any 10.4.4-10.4.8 (not necessary to repair permission nor to reboot!), there'll be operational CV and iWork could sail then in OSX 10.4.4+. I started an old CoreVideo forum topic here a long time ago. Tiger has 3 versions of CoreVideo (1.4.0 , 1.4.1 , 1.4.2 found within QuickTime installers QTv7.1.6 / 7.2 / 7.3+) and I use CV v1.4.1 because it seems to run faster than the others, faster than having no CoreVideo even - speed gain proportional to how powerful 'a GPU chip.

There are also an Update3 & Update4 & beyond, but less than ten yrs old atm. One of these 3/4 updates begins a new feature of letting Pages save/export to a particular standardized "eBook" format.

The iWork '09 apparent QT/CV 'requirement' maybe has to do with > expected use of (a contemporary) "iMovie" app to import 'content' into Keynote presentations. ?

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 25 - 1:39am

yeah, defeated installer's QT requirement.

The version of QT is not so important with iWork '09, as it turns out, rather, it's the OS version that is the deciding factor.

I investigated it's limitations further and found that it will not run on any Mac OS earlier than 10.4.9

As a bare minimum benchmark to begin with, I installed Mac OS X 10.4, which itself also installs QT v.7.0 - I then modified the iWork '09 installer to install to that OS and QT version, which it did quite happily. But the installed apps failed to run under 10.4. I then incrementally updated the OS in stages, testing iWork after each update. Console errors for each stage were like this one for 10.4.6:

Mac OS X Version 10.4.6 (Build 8I127)
2019-05-24 12:13:12 +1000
dyld: Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreVideo.framework/Versions/A/CoreVideo
  Referenced from: /Library/Application Support/iWork '09/Frameworks/SFDrawables.framework/Versions/A/SFDrawables
  Reason: image not found
May 24 12:13:39 mac-g4 crashdump[145]: Pages crashed

It wasn't until after I progressively upgraded to 10.4.9, before it would run OK. I didn't update QuickTime from the 10.4 install, leaving it at version 7.0, and it seems to be fine with this.

Thanks for adding the updaters, their .dist files also need modification to get them to install on 10.4.9 and 10.5.x, after which the updated iWork apps run just as fine on 10.4.9 or newer.

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by SkyCapt - 2019, May 23 - 1:44am

yeah, defeated installer's QT requirement.
I edited (BBEdit) the file .mpkg/Contents/iWorkTrial.dist to cause "function hasOldQuickTime()" to "return false;"

After installing I followed the supplied steps for upgrading Trial (Demo mode) to "Never Registered" ...

All three iWork '09 apps appear to function on my Tiger OSX Server 10.4.11 PowerPC that uses QuickTime v7.1.6+SU (there is an official apple security update for QT7.1.6 in which the only thing it changes is "Java for QuickTime" - QT 7.1.6 performs kinda slowly, but, QT 7.1.6+SU is blazing fast).

Whatever features might be broken by way of not using QT7.5.5 those are going to be features i'm sure I could and/or couldn't care less about.

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 22 - 12:27am

I run with OSX 10.4.11 + SU_2009-005 (highest) but I stop at QuickTime 7.1.6+SU because it's got the fastest smoothest graphics & I'm primarily a gaming rig.

I think the installer script for iWork '09 could easily be modified to accommodate QT 7.1.6 and work just fine, too.

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2019, May 21 - 7:13am

I run with OSX 10.4.11 + SU_2009-005 (highest) but I stop at QuickTime 7.1.6+SU because it's got the fastest smoothest graphics & I'm primarily a gaming rig. Safari v4.1.3 (highest) works with "low" QuickTime.

I used to regularly disable Altivec because there had been a sinister background load upon Altivec beyond 10.4.8/QT 7.1.5 but ... NOW I regularly have Altivec enabled since after redesignating my G4 PowerMac3,6 into a G5 PowerMac7,2 (and more than 2GB RAM) the unwanted bkgd vector load has disappeared.

Tho Apple DVD Player on me ATI R9600 remains better (effective "deinterlacing") when I reboot without Altivec - and I have reverted the Extension "ATIRadeon9700VADriver.bundle" to its OSX 10.4.6 level. Not to mention Kill the Extension "AudioIPCDriver.kext" cause all it does is disguise a graphics engine throttle having low settings.

Leopard can bite me. Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 20 - 11:11pm

...as 10.4.11 was the highest Tiger when 10.5.6 had been released. These requirements not so 'odd' since some similarly dated iLife apps have same requirements, like iDVD v7.0.4 needs 10.4.11 / 10.5.6 also

Interesting but, as with a tiny change made to the installer's script, this software will run quite happily on earlier OS's than it allows with a standard install. - I just had to test it out for myself in 10.5.4 Glasses

Not that I expect anyone running Tiger would want to run an earlier version than 10.4.11 - Or anyone running Leopard would want to run an earlier version than 10.5.8, given the opportunity. However, it is very doable.

Given that iWork '09 requires QuickTime 7.5.5 installed on the host machine before it will install, and the minimum OS for QT 7.5.5 is 10.4.9, I altered the install script to install to any Mac running 10.4.9 or later. It was simple and easy to do and I didn't hit any gotchas on the way.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2019, May 13 - 8:48am

As of macOS 10.14.3 it is still possible to run 32bit apps.
You will get a nag screen once to tell you about your uncertain future dooming. Smile

Screenshot-2019-05-13-at-09-42-22

Sure Apple will phase out 32bit apps some day soon, but afaik Basilisk II and SheepShaver were already built for 64bit. Many other oldies will not receive that much love and care.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, May 12 - 7:06pm

This one:

I just found that the recent Keynote, Pages, Numbers and iMovie are free from the App Store for "Macs" running High Sierra or Mojave. Guess this will be a known fact already, though.

Yes, I see that. When the new macOS Mojave were published, opening Pages, Numbers, Keynote noted be about a new version available.

Same note was visible when High Sierra has been published, and I'm still running the macOS that was shipped with the computer (Sierra).

Need to imagine when switching to a newer macOS version that (hopefully) still supports 32-Bit applications *) , but I've tested with Parallels already.

*) Apps and games that not has been updated yet

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2019, May 12 - 11:06am

Apple overhauled the CoreVideo.framework on the move from pre 10.5.6 to 10.5.6 and, Apple made corresponding changes to 10.4.11 its Security Upd and/or QuickTime (v7.5.0 min), as 10.4.11 was the highest Tiger when 10.5.6 had been released. These requirements not so 'odd' since some similarly dated iLife apps have same requirements, like iDVD v7.0.4 needs 10.4.11 / 10.5.6 also

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 11 - 11:25pm

Thanks, 24bit. I guess this may be helpful for anyone running earlier OS's than that.

— Myself, I still prefer ClarisWorks Wink

I find it odd that it will install and run on Tiger 10.4.11 and Leo 10.5.6 and later, but will refuse to install on an OS between those two.

It's also a bit "chatty", IIRC. Little Snitch may be useful for this one.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2019, May 11 - 11:25am

That was a nice work around for three very useful apps, Mike.

I just found that the recent Keynote, Pages, Numbers and iMovie are free from the App Store for "Macs" running High Sierra or Mojave. Guess this will be a known fact already, though. Smile