XCode alternative?

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

  1. lynkynpark86 macrumors 6502

    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 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
  3. Red Menace macrumors 6502

    Red Menace

    May 29, 2011
    Littleton, Colorado, USA
    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 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    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.
  5. Starfox macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2011

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