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WASTE_2.0.sit (677.62 KB)
MD5: f9eea8f34331175245459468778b569d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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WASTE_2.1b1.sit (1.08 MB)
MD5: 94c11642f053f748352ba06d22bdc219
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
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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.

In version 2.0, WASTE gained the ability to support paragraph-level formatting, additional character styles, multiple undo/redo, unicode translation, and Mac OS X Carbon support, as well as providing new APIs for printing and string matching.

Since WASTE makes use of deprecated QuickDraw features, it is unsupported as of OSX 10.6.

The WASTE Page
Some WASTE stuff (FTP directory)

The 1st download is WASTE 2.0.
The 2nd download is WASTE 2.1b1.
The 3rd download is WASTE Extras.

See also: WASTE 1, WASTE 3.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Macintosh or Power Macintosh