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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: Running .app on Mac OSX (a bit O/T)
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2007 17:38:16 GMT
Good Afternoon Paul

Trying to get this same scenario working in Flex ActionScript but can't get 
any information from Adobe on how to configure ActionScript in Apache

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Barnes-Hoggett" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:15 PM
Subject: Running .app on Mac OSX

> Hi all,
> I have an ant script that's been working on Win XP, and I'm trying to get
> it working on a Mac.
> Basically, I want to run an app (its a swf player) that writes contents 
> out
> to a file, then closes. Ant waits till the process has finished, then 
> reads
> the file. So, on Win XP, this works:
> <target name="runTest" description="runs the test harness"
> depends="compileTest">
>            <exec executable="${debugPlayer}" spawn="no" >
>             <arg line="'${testHarness.swf}'"/>
>            </exec>
> </target>
> But from what I have found on a mac, I have to use the 'open' command like
> this:
>    <target name="runtestosx" description="runs the test harness">
>            <exec executable="open" spawn="no" >
>                <arg line="${debugPlayer}}"/>
>                 <arg line="'${testHarness.swf}'"/>
>            </exec>
>    </target>
> The problem is that the ant script continues when the 'open' command
> completes, not when the app actually closes.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for how I might attack this problem? 
> Quite
> new to ANT, so any help would be much appreciated
> Thx
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