Apple’s venerable AppleScript got an update recently. The new version of AppleScript can be downloaded from Apple’s servers or via the Software Update control panel included with Mac OS 9.
AppleScript is part of the Mac OS that aids in software automation tasks. AppleScript is supported broadly by Mac applications, and can be used in everything from automating simple, repetitive tasks to building complex series of command sequences to handle a variety of activities.
AppleScript 1.6 sports the following changes, according to the included documentation:
This release of AppleScript also addresses several known issues with earlier versions:
As MacCentral went to press with this article, Apple’s official software update Web site had not been updated with the information about AppleScript 1.6. The download is available via Apple’s download server, however.
More general information, support and links to AppleScript resources around the Web are all available from Apple’s extensive AppleScript Web site.