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.