From: James Sentman (
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] acgi dispatcher 1.1 for Mac OS X

Richmond, VA – Monday, July 1st, 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.

Version 1.1 enables you to send any response type, not just an http “OK”
message. You can now send errors, or redirects. Many OS9 scripts tried to
send this header, requiring you to edit those scripts before they would
work on OSX. Now any script or program that worked under OS9 should work
un-altered on OSX with acgi dispatcher 1.1.

All events to scripts are now handled asynchronously giving you better
performance under load and when running multiple scripts at the same time.

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. With the addition of the new
header support many legacy OS9 cgi applications can be moved to OSX today.
While still running in classic they will pick up significant benefits in
reliability and speed when used with Apache.

Acgi dispatcher adds several apple script commands to ease the transition
to OSX such as pack/unpack CGI variables, url encode/decode and base64

The package includes a fully functional iTunes remote control script as a

Acgi dispatcher costs $15 USD for a home or educational user and $35 for a
commercial license. Site licenses are also available. Acgi dispatcher
requires at least Mac OS X 10.1.3. You can download the 30 day demo today

Thank you,
James Sentman