Hi rubyists, I am honored to announce the immediate release of RubyOSA 0.3.0. RubyOSA is a bridge that connects Ruby to the Apple Event Manager infrastructure. In big words, it allows you to do in Ruby what you could do in AppleScript. More information on the project home page (including a more deeply project description, samples etc...): http://rubyosa.rubyforge.org/ Please also note that a tutorial covering all the RubyOSA features is now available: http://rubyosa.rubyforge.org/tutorial.html This new version brings some new interesting features such as the possibility to control applications running on remote machines, use scripting additions, and pass optional parameters to commands using a Hash key/value pair syntax. It also fixes a bunch of important bugs. Following are the complete release notes. Enjoy! Laurent ============= RubyOSA 0.3.0 ============= Features: - Can control applications running on remote machines ; - Now possible to pass optional arguments using key/value Hash pairs (the old way is still possible) ; - added support for merging scripting additions definitions to the current application ; - Better unified API ; - Added new samples: AddressBook/inspect, iTunes/tag_genre_lastfm, Mail/get_selected_mail ; - Translating property codes to human-readable symbols ; - More human-readable errors ; - Added support for before/after location reference types ; - Faster (no more costly evaluation calls). Bugfixes: - Fixed handling of application-level errors ; - Unescape the converted 'alis' paths ; - Now building 64-bit ; - Make sure '$' and '=' are escaped when generating Ruby symbols ; - Added a functional test suite ; - Fixed the OSA -> Ruby 'TIFF' conversion ; - Fixed the Ruby -> OSA 'list_of_*' conversion ; - Make sure we send events with the user-can-interact flag set on ; - Better RDoc generation (removed the Files frame, references to the generated dummy Ruby file and source code, changed the default HTML title) ; - Better inspect methods for OSA::Element and OSA::ObjectSpecifierList ; - Same conversion behavior for 'type' than 'type class' ; - Smarter #get method, if the resolved object doesn't inherit from the desired class, and if it has a property method with a class key/value, return a new descriptor of the desired class ; - Honors the 'id' attribute of the sdef format ; - Be smarter when converting types from Ruby to OSA, making sure primitive types are always converted ; - Fixed a memory leak ; - Added a new global setting to control either a return value should be expected or not from the following Apple events. Variable is OSA.wait_reply, default value is nil which means "automatic behavior".
on 2007-03-02 19:31