Playing around with Cyberdog...

funkywhat2

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I am trying to get Cyberdog to install on a 17" iMac, however when I install, I get an error that says that I need OpenDoc installed. When I try to install OpenDoc, the installer on installs from the first disc image that I have, then quits, causing to Finder to quit as well. Will I be able to get OpenDoc and Cyberdog to install?

edit: never mind, i got it to work. In fact, I'm using it now!
 

bousozoku

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Cyberdog was a lot of fun. It really questioned what a browser really was since you had all these separate components and you could drop them into anything that supported OpenDoc.

What did IBM and Apple do wrong, besides waiting too long?
 

irmongoose

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Hey crazy_will, how'd you manage to get it to work? Are you using OS 9 or some older OS? It installs properly for me (both OpenDoc and Cyberdog), but when I try to open Cyberdog it says 'editor cannot be found' and just quits... I've tried reinstalling 3 times... no luck. What am I doing wrong here?




irmongoose
 

irmongoose

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Originally posted by beez7777
irmongoose, (its on my iMac) we did it in OS 9, it wouldn't install in X in classic environment, maybe its the place you downloaded it from?

we got OpenDoc from: ftp://ftp.apple.com/Apple_Support_A...lish-North_American/Macintosh/System/OpenDoc/

and Cyberdog here: ftp://ftp.phil.uni-sb.de/pub/mac/internet-cyberdog/

also, make sure you have all 3 cyberdog images mounted when you begin the install. hope this helps
thanks... that is where I downloaded them from... but maybe it's because I installed OpenDoc 2.1 instead of 2.0? Shouldn't be, but I'll try. Thanks.




irmongoose
 

bousozoku

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I just noticed that I still have my OpenDoc and Cyberdog CD-ROMs. :)

I'm not certain why I have them, but I do. :D
 

alset

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Originally posted by bousozoku
I just noticed that I still have my OpenDoc and Cyberdog CD-ROMs. :)

I'm not certain why I have them, but I do. :D

Nostalgia. Isn't it great?

I still have every Mac OS installer CD and floppy for each machine I've ever owned. They're mostly useless ('cept for cleaning up an old machine with OS 9)

I was reading a couple of fan sites for CyberDog last week. It's incredible how loved that app was, yet it died with OpenDoc. Anyone have ideas why Apple did not continue to develop? Is this the work of Steve when he slashed technologies like the Newton?

Dan
 

bousozoku

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Originally posted by alset



Nostalgia. Isn't it great?

I still have every Mac OS installer CD and floppy for each machine I've ever owned. They're mostly useless ('cept for cleaning up an old machine with OS 9)

I was reading a couple of fan sites for CyberDog last week. It's incredible how loved that app was, yet it died with OpenDoc. Anyone have ideas why Apple did not continue to develop? Is this the work of Steve when he slashed technologies like the Newton?

Dan
There truly weren't enough developers supporting OpenDoc. If OpenDoc didn't survive, CyberDog wouldn't either.

Novell had decided to join at some point to support OpenDoc on Netware but, with all their woes, dropped out. OpenDoc was supported on OS/2 but how many end users used OS/2? As for Macintosh, besides CyberDog, there were two word processors, WAV and Nisus Writer and little else.

WAV, you may remember was made by former WordPerfect for Macintosh developers, and worked beautifully.
 
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