[Pythonmac-SIG] [ann] py-appscript 0.21.0

has hengist.podd at virgin.net
Thu Dec 3 23:43:28 CET 2009

Hi all,

Announcing a new release of Python appscript, an easy-to-use Apple event bridge for the popular Python scripting language.


What's new in py-appscript 0.21.0:

- A built-in workaround for Mac OS X 10.6's return ID bug prevents occasional unexpected timeout errors (this won't prevent the OS from periodically dropping other processes' Apple events on the floor, but appscript-based scripts should now be immune)

- You can now launch and manipulate multiple instances of an application side-by-side

- Python.app icons no longer appear in the Dock when using appscript on Python frameworks built for 10.5+

- Several bug fixes in 64-bit and Python 3.0 support.

A new version of the ASDictionary documentation tool has also been released. ASDictionary 0.12.0 addresses occasional launch problems, and is a recommended update.

Except for any bug-fix updates that might be required, this will be the final release of py-appscript before it hits the big one-zero, so please give it a thorough workout and report any issues as soon as possible. If no further problems are found, appscript 1.0.0 will be released in the next month or so.



p.s. Ruby and ObjC users can also check out the latest rb-appscript and objc-appscript trunks in appscript's Subversion repository for return ID workarounds and other improvements.

Control AppleScriptable applications from Python, Ruby and ObjC:

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