OSX GUI Manipulation?

Sarah Reichelt sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Thu Sep 2 22:43:09 EDT 2004

> Let us try this yet again:
> The point of this exercise is for me to build and market a custom
> application that provides scripted control of the GUI of a commercial
> appliation, in order to add certain specific features that are not
> available either as standard features of the commerical app *or* as
> scripted features using normal applescript techniques. This is 
> something I
> have done in the past, pre - OSX.
>> (2) How is it worse to require users of your app to buy QuicKeys or
>> whatever, when they are already required to own some other commercial
>> app to use your app?
> How is it worse to buy TWO applications from two different vendors? 
> Well,
> it probably costs more don't you suppose?
> The pre - OSX version of Facespan did exactly what I need: let me build
> self-contained apps that have the features I create, and which I can
> distribute on my terms. I asked if Rev had these features. It appears 
> that
> it does not.

I haven't been following this thread very closely, but as you seem to 
be getting thoroughly frustrated, I thought I would stick my neck out 
too :-)

- AppleScript under OS X can interact with ANY application using GUI 
scripting - the application does not have to be scriptable as GUI 
scripting allows you to click, type etc.

- Revolution can call any AppleScript and makes it much easier to apply 
variables and analyze results as well as providing a GUI for your app.

- Applications built using Revolution can be freely distributed.

Does this help answer your question?

sarahr at genesearch.com.au

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