make Rev standalone wait for external app

Ken Ray kray at
Wed Mar 7 14:52:01 EST 2007

On Wed, 7 Mar 2007 10:56:10 -0700, Chris Sheffield wrote:

> On OS X 10.4.8, Rev 2.8 gm3. I need to launch an external app 
> (installer) from my Rev standalone. I need my standalone to wait for 
> the app to close before continuing. What's the best way to do this? 
> I've tried several different things including using the launch 
> command, using the shell() function, and using the "open application" 
> command via AppleScript. Nothing seems to work. My standalone 
> continues on immediately following the code to open the external app.
> Is there some other way? Or will it be necessary to just sit in a 
> repeat loop, watching for the application to quit. Any help is 
> appreciated.

Well, theoretically if you launch the installer with "open process", 
you can continually check the openProcesses in a loop until the process 
disappears from the openProcesses... haven't tried it myself, but 
theoretically should work.

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
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