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OpenDoc

(operating system)
A compound document architecture from CIL based on CORBA. It aims to enable embedding of features from different application programs into a single working document.

OpenDoc

An earlier object-oriented compound document and component architecture. Documents and images could be embedded within or linked to documents set up as containers. OpenDoc was a superset of OLE, and OLE objects could be placed into OpenDoc documents and behave like OLE objects. OpenDoc components (Live Objects) were CORBA compliant and could be called up on a remote computer.

OpenDoc was governed by Component Integration Labs (CI Labs), a vendor consortium in Sunnyvale, CA. In June 1997, CI Labs dissolved, and OpenDoc became history. See also OpenDocument.
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I would like, for example, for you to express in clear terms how, say, Java and any of its incarnations addresses the ideas embodied in OpenDoc.
Developed by Apple for Mac OS, the discontinued compound document system OpenDoc [1] [2] was a set of shared libraries for the creation of component-based software that was able to handle compound documents.
Elizabeth Millard, Political Animal: Massachusetts IT Office oil the OpenDoc Defensive, EWEEK.
OpenDoc and OLE both view documents as comprising multiple embedded document segments, each to be interpreted by separate software components.
11) The most notable compound document system is Apple's now-canceled OpenDoc project; many of the concepts and principles of current compound document models are derived from this project.
SOM [IBM 1993]) and other composition technologies, such as OpenDoc [Udell 1994], Ole [Brockschmidt 1994], PARTS [Digitalk 1993], VisualAge [IBM 1994], and Java [Arnold and Gosling 1996].
Winer's partly tongue-in-cheek list included commissioning an inspirational company song, firing board members who don't use Macintoshes, and dumping OpenDoc development.
In such applications, OpenDoc - which is still in beta testing - offers a way to "assemble a suite of integrated software tools," he added, "except that the suite would be organized in accordance with the needs of the user, not a commercial software developer.
Through document architectures such as OpenDoc and Microsoft's OLE 2.
OpenDoc includes a tracking tool for version control, allowing editors flexibility in utilizing the chronology of edits.
Everyone else is committed to OpenDoc as the standard, whereas Microsoft is sticking to its own OLE 2.
63) In addition, Apple's general counsel wrote a letter to Judge Sporkin describing a threat by Microsoft to stop writing software for the Macintosh if Apple did not abandon efforts to develop its product OpenDoc.