Tuesday, January 03, 2012

10.7 Lion: Automation and AppleScript

Surprise! Via Macintouch we learn that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has Automation features.

It is weird that Apple's official Automation documentation is hosted on macosxautomation.com which is "not hosted by Apple". Even though it's seemingly an Apple site (with a broken icon on page 1).

Even weirder for all of us who figured AppleScript and Automator were dead, is that Lion has a lot of AS/Automator features. Some show up on Apple's Lion Features page, but many do not. Given rumors about Apple's new focus on textbooks and iPads, it's noteworthy that Automator has many new ePub support features.

Apple is eccentric.

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