Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to tuscan)
Your application won't be able to respond to events if you are blocking the UI, such as running a long shell script or AppleScript without periodically giving the run loop a chance to do its thing. You might take a look at running the shell script in the background by using NSTask. Shane Stanley also has a chapter about doing this in his AppleScriptObjC Explored ebook.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 10:50 PM (in response to red_menace)
thank you for the hint on NSTask. i have just ordered shane stanley's book you mentioned and will dig deeper into NSTask as soon as the book arrives (overseas shipping...). seems to cover a few other topics on my todo list, so i guess it's a pretty good buy anyway.
edit: stupid me, read those emails... downloading the pdf now from kagi.com :-)