Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Nov 2017 23:59 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

Haiku's GUI is in principle entirely scriptable. You can change a window's position and size and manipulate pretty much every widget in it. The tool to do this is hey. It sends BMessages to an application, thus emulating what happens if the user clicks on a menu, checkbox, or other widgets.

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RE[2]: Comment by DefineDecision
by zima on Fri 17th Nov 2017 14:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by DefineDecision"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

So... it seems like you might be the local MacOS automation expert? ;) I have a related question...

Some time ago I got a Connectix QuickCam, the 1st webcam, connected to ~classic Macs through the ADB port. And... what else to do with it than to put it on the web! ;) Some caveats though...

I do not have the drivers/software, I must yet to hunt it down on the web. And, having little experience with classic MacOS, I do not know how OS-version specific it is - would the driver be "universal" across 68k and PPC, or across OS 7.x, 8.x, 9.x ...or not?

Also, I do not yet have a required Macintosh. It would have to be a machine with ADB and Ethernet ports, so probably some PPC Mac running MacOS 8.x or 9.x...

The way I want to use it, is to take a photo every minute, give it a name in the YYYYMMDDHHMM format, then upload it to a server for the world to see ...is learning AppleScript my only option on such setup? ;) (what resources would you recommend?)

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh joy, probably everything I could hope for (planning to get into Python anyway / it's not a dead tech). Thank you. ;)

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