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WASTE_1.0.hqx (206.07 KB)
MD5: 2eb573c195f05aa1f361f59b7f821049
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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C_WASTE_1.0r4.hqx (74.25 KB)
MD5: c4a550a323df7d244c825de44d6d4d9a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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C_WASTE_1.1r16.hqx (128.84 KB)
MD5: 223443fe5ab9d20e82a11eb61d10615e
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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WASTE_1.1.2.hqx (643.60 KB)
MD5: be5a13eb0ec93000a5d5b2327a6086cb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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WASTE_1.2.hqx (96.00 KB)
MD5: 9ebdbcc0ae70df1a863b94cba7711c70
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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WASTE_1.3.hqx (595.98 KB)
MD5: 728226c21936aa7333358950321f04b3
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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WASTE_1.3.sit (415.61 KB)
MD5: d8519e7156c62e446bf8a55758737008
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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WASTE_1.3_Docs_-_Word_5.1.sit (35.45 KB)
MD5: 6cc78ac6f01733831505825416dd0671
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (3.68 MB)
MD5: f43fb732d85346a844d52bf85a64fac7
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This software is still available for purchase
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Guides on emulating older applications

The WASTE (WorldScript-Aware Styled Text Engine) is an Apple Macintosh text editing software library. The "text engine" allows Macintosh programmers to add advanced text display and editing features to their applications.

WASTE is a memory-based editor, which places no arbitrary limit on the amount of text being edited (up to available system memory). It supports the Macintosh WorldScript system, allowing it to handle double-byte and bidirectional scripts. It included automatic support for undo operations, drag and drop editing, text justification, embedding images into text, and low-level hooks for rendering and measuring text.

WASTE is a popular 3rd party library that has found its way into many Macintosh applications, formerly under Mac OS and now under Mac OS X, including Netscape, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Outlook for Mac, REALbasic, and Tex-Edit Plus.

The WASTE Page
Some WASTE stuff (FTP directory)

The 1st download is WASTE 1.0.
The 2nd download is C WASTE 1.0.
The 3rd download is C WASTE 1.1r16.
The 4th download is WASTE 1.1.2.
The 5th download is WASTE 1.2.
The 6th download is WASTE 1.3 (.hqx).
The 7th download is WASTE 1.3 (.sit).
The 8th download is WASTE 1.3 Docs (Word 5.1 format).
The 9th download is WASTE Extras.

See also: WASTE 2, WASTE 3.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Macintosh or Power Macintosh
Macintosh System 7.0 or higher


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by mrdav - 2015, September 24 - 9:10am

WASTE_1.2.hqx seems to be corrupted. Attempting to unpack it produces an error