Monday, June 27, 2016

AppleScript “Standard Libraries” Project

Hamish Sanderson:

As you may recall, back at the start of this year I was bitching about the [AppleScript] team adding a native library loader to AppleScript in 10.9 yet bizarrely forgetting to provide any general-purpose libraries along with it, after which I decided to go write the damn things myself just so AS users would at least have something decent to use. The result was a set of seven ‘standard libraries’ (plus one support and one code testing library) providing commands for a wide range of everyday tasks[…]


Anyway, long story short, I got it about 98% done before running out of both time and motivation - the implementation is feature-complete and generally pretty polished and bombproof, but there’s still some holes to fill in test coverage and user documentation.


So, if the AppleScript community would like a chance to help itself then here it is: I want someone experienced in AppleScript and [AppleScriptObjC], and preferably with some actual programming skills as well (cos this is not just toy code), to step up and officially take the whole project over from me over the next couple of weeks. That’s full ownership, BTW: all copyright, choice of license, project management, etc.

Here’s the GitHub project.

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