has released a public beta of iDo Script Scheduler 1.5 that’s compatible with Mac OS X, including version 10.2 Jaguar.
iDo Script Scheduler is a scheduler for running AppleScripts at any time you wish. Version 1.5 is the first for Mac OS X. The “Classic” iDo Script Scheduler 1.5 software requires Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x and CarbonLib 1.4 or later extensions installed.
The beta is available for download at the Sophisticated Circuits Web site. It will run for 90 days after installation. After this time, it will expire, and stop running events. The folks at Sophisticated Circuits say they expect to release the final software “well before” this period is over.
iDo Script Scheduler lets you create a schedule to run your scripts at any time you choose. You set up schedules by creating “events,” which can run scripts one time, or at any repeating interval — from minutes to weeks. Each event runs independently of the other events. You can use a different AppleScript in each event, or the same script in several different events. For instance, you can run an incremental backup once a week and a full backup once a month. And each time your AppleScripts are launched, you can pass a line of parameters to your script.
iDo Script Scheduler is based on the company’s PowerKey engine, and uses the PowerKey background software. PowerKeys are “intelligent” power strips and surge protectors that lets you remotely restart or shutdown your server or applications. If you own PowerKey or Kick-off!, your background software will automatically be updated. However, iDo Script Scheduler isn’t compatible with the PowerKey 3.x software used by Sophisticated Circuits’ ADB PowerKey models.