JaikuGrowler: The Application

Okay, so I’ve done a little more procrastinating today and taken the simple JaikuGrowler AppleScript and attempted to create a bona fide Mac OS X application, using AppleScript Studio.

You can grab JaikuGrowler.dmg and follow the instructions in the README to try it out.

Some of the nice things about this grown-up JaikuGrowler:

  • Doesn’t require manual installation of any OSAX — XMLLib osax is bundled right in (thanks to the generous licensing terms from Satimage).
  • Something of a GUI instead of the “nothingness” in the old AppleScript.

On the downside:

  • This is a very early version, released mostly to get feedback on whether it works for anyone else. It’s not even a beta.
  • I don’t really know what I’m doing, so this might not work at all for you (although it does for me). I make applications for the web, not for the desktop, so this is mostly new to me.
  • At present the application only loops through your new Jaikus once — it doesn’t sit in the background waiting for new ones to come along. This will change. Soon.

If you’re running Mac OS X (version 10.2 or later), have (or are willing to install) Growl, and are a Jaiku user, and have a sense of adventure, please try this out. And if it doesn’t work, please let me know.


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Mark Wubben on April 4, 2007 - 07:43 Permalink

Ugh, same issue when running it. What’s your datetime format? It’s DD-MM-YYYY HH:mm.ss here (not entirely sure about the time format, but I don’t expect differences there).

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Peter Rukavina on April 6, 2007 - 20:38 Permalink

I’ve been able to replicate this bug now, and am working on a fix.

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Peter Rukavina on April 9, 2007 - 14:36 Permalink

I’ve released an update version (download the new disk image) that corrects the date-related problem. I hope.