I write a small AppleScript application, that mount some “dmg” images and perform some shell scripts…
This tasks take a while to complete, so my question is:
How to display a picture 400x300px, looking like a “Splash Screen”, until all the script tasks has done?
I never used scripts with pictures that is not a dialog icon, so any help with it is much appreciable.
I can do it using just AS or need to use a 3rd part software?
thx in advance!!!
I’m sure you could do this with Xcode.
But if you’re not comfortable with Xcode (I’m certaintly not), you can do something similar with Platypus. Platypus - Create Mac apps from command line scripts |
This (free) software will turn your scripts into applications and allow you to show a progress bar or text output while running the script. Not exactly a splash screen, but it does let you know the script is still running.
I tried it and it is really pretty cool!!
But isnt wht i want… it looks ugly to the final app.
I really need to show a nice picture to looks like a Startup Screen until the end of script, when it launches another application.
I think a solution can be use a small application in background to pop up the picture, and at the end of script, I quit it, but im new with scripts, and mayb theres a better way to do it (and i dont have this small application to show the picture :P).
But thx for the Platypus, ill use it with some of my works…
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I back here just to say that I solved it using Platypus…
All I had to do, is edit the MainMenu.nib file in Resources of the app created by Platypus, and place my picture there!
Now, when I run the application, the script starts, and the picture wait until the tasks has done.
Mayb more people like to try it, it is really cool…
and thx again Torajima…