Re: OpenDoc

Subject: Re: OpenDoc
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 19:43:03 -0800

On Wed, 26 Jun 1996 11:23:00 -0600, Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM wrote:

>Basic info about it is at and you'll find an
>E-zine at devoted to it. (Part
>Merchant is aiming to be a big distributor of OD parts.)

There's also some good info at "Club OpenDoc's" web page at (IBM being one of
the major forces behind OpenDoc). This is where OpenDoc 1.0 for OS/2
and AIX are already available, and where you'll find the beta for the
Windows version when it becomes available.

>At its most primitive level, it's like OLE.

OLE is actually something of a subset of OpenDoc; MS is aiming to take
on the OpenDoc idea with paste-on kludges like NetOLE, but are missing
the whole underlying concept. Hence, OpenDoc for Windows is coming
from IBM and not MS. :-)

>Will it happen? I don't know. But it looks promising.

It does indeed. It's a little painful right now on my admittedly
under-powered machine, but the concept is fantastic.

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"Maybe all I need, besides my pills and surgery,
is a new metaphor for... reality." -- Queensryche

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