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OpenDoc 1

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OpenDoc_Essentials_Kit_1.0.1.sit (1.56 MB)
MD5: 192c5bc6a56c58b46f64d5f33121d3b4
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
OpenDoc_1.2.sit (3.10 MB)
MD5: 3a164c2c90a9460b0847c147ffc6a9b1
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
CdY2kPatch.sit (5.06 KB)
MD5: 4c31d46b1fc17e2b6d50080fccade720
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

OpenDoc was a multi-platform software componentry framework standard for compound documents, intended as an alternative to Microsoft's Object Linking and Embedding (OLE).

The basic idea of OpenDoc was to create small, reusable components, responsible for a specific task, such as text editing, bitmap editing or browsing an FTP server. OpenDoc provided a framework in which these components could run together, and a document format for storing the data created by each component. These documents could then be opened on other machines, where the OpenDoc frameworks would substitute suitable components for each part, even if they were from different vendors. In this way users could "build up" their documents from parts. Since there was no main application and the only visible interface was the document itself, the system was known as document centered.

It was envisioned that OpenDoc would allow smaller, third-party developers to enter the office software market, able to build one good editor instead of having to provide a complete suite.

The 1st download is OpenDoc Essentials Kit 1.0.1 (PPC-only).
The 2nd download is OpenDoc 1.2 (Runtime).

We are still in search of the Developer Kit for OpenDoc; if you have it please do upload it to this page !

See also: Cyberdog 1.2.1, Cyberdog 2.0, Bento (OpenDoc) v1.0d5, ClarisWorks 5 (OpenDoc), BBEdit Lite for OpenDoc.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Macintosh or Power Macintosh


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by Kitchen2010 - 2015, September 2 - 10:18am

I have added OpenDoc 1 from MacsRUS's archive.