“James Sentman announces the release of acgi dispatcher 1.0 for Mac OS X.”
Richmond, VA – April 19th, 2002. Acgi dispatcher allows you to write cgi
programs in AppleScript that can be run with the Apache web server that is
built in to Mac OS X.
This has been a much used feature of the classic Mac OS for many years. By
giving us Apache as the new personal web sharing Apple gave us an
enterprise level server, but took away the ability to code for it in Apple
Script. Acgi dispatcher provides an easy to configure interface between the
unix layer and Apple Script.
In addition to providing the “on handle cgi request” handler for regular
acgi Apple Scripts, acgi dispatcher also supports applications that need to
be called via the “Launch At Suffix” mapping which is used by
pre-processors. Acgi dispatcher will happily send these events to programs
running either as Mac OS X applications or applications running in the
classic environment. Applications running multi-threaded via the “send
partial” event are also fully supported.
Apple Scripts can be launched as separate applications the same way as they
were under OS 9 or they can be loaded directly into the application and run
from there increasing the response time. Acgi dispatcher adds several apple
script commands to ease the transition to OSX such as pack/unpack CGI
variables, url encode/decode and base64 encode/decode.
The package includes an iTunes remote control script by way of
demonstration. This by itself may be worth the price of admission.
Acgi dispatcher costs $15 USD for a home or educational user and $35 for a
commercial license. Site licenses are also available. You can download the
30 day demo today from: