XCode alternative?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by lynkynpark86, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. lynkynpark86
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    Long story short, I don't have any access to Xcode, or any way to get access to it. Is there any way I could make a program with a GUI that will have about 10 buttons, and each will run a Python script?
     
  2. Hansr
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  3. Red Menace
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    Xcode is available as an optional package on the installation disks for OS X versions previous to Lion, but if you don't want to use it at all check out separate GUI applications such as Cocoa Dialog or Pashua.
     
  4. ytk
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    If all you want to do is trigger Python scripts from a GUI interface, you can use a macro program like Keyboard Maestro to do this. Just set up a macro for each script and trigger them via the macro palette.

    Alternatively, you can just put all of the scripts in ~/Library/Scripts, and they'll appear under the Script menubar item, which you can enable in the preferences for AppleScript Editor.

    A third option would be to bake each scripts into a separate application using Platypus, then just launch them like any other app.
     
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