Open Source GUI Scripting, Possibile?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by nshiell, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. nshiell
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    Hi
    I am mainly a web dev, I love using scripting languages to code websites and command line apps.

    I really want to use my skills to write applications for Aqua, like I can on Windows (PHP-GTK) and Ubuntu (JavaScript (GTK-GNOME) Seed).

    Problem is I cannot see how to do it on my MacBook.
    PHP-GTK runs though X11 so it looks horrible and everything else seems to need allot of work (building/compiling etc) just to get a simple app running.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Cromulent
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    Why not use Ruby? There is pretty good support for it through MacRuby.

    Alternatively you could use Python which also has Cocoa bindings.
     
  3. nshiell
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    Was looking at Python as a language last week - does it require complex building to get it up?
    Will see about learning Ruby

    Anyone else had any experiences?
     
  4. Cromulent
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    Python is included in Mac OS X.

    Although Ruby is also included I'd suggest you install MacRuby I linked too earlier rather than using the built in one.
     

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