AppleScript 1.8.2b?

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    Posted: 03 February 2002 05:50 PM

    Apple has recently released a beta test version of AppleScript 1.8.2.  It supose to fix some bugs.  Has anyone tried this?  Is it better to wait until after it reaches the finished version, or is this version pretty stable?  I’m going to download it this week and test it, but if anyone has any comments, please let the rest of us scripters know!  Thanks. 

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    Apple has released a Beta test version of AppleScript 1.8.2, a bug-fix
    release that corrects several problems reported with AppleScript
    versions 1.7 through 1.8.1. This version is being released
    simultaneously for Mac OS 9 (versions 9.1 through 9.2.2) and Mac OS X
    (versions 10.1.0 through 10.1.2).

    This version of AppleScript is believed to fix problems that people have
    reported with using AppleScript with Smile and Claris Emailer on Mac OS
    9 and Classic, and Script Debugger 3.0 with Mac OS X.

    To download this version, log in at and click on
    “Download Software” on the left panel.

    If you are not a member of the Apple Developer Connection, you can join

    Online membership is free.

    Both the Mac OS 9 and X versions are included in one disk image.
    Release notes are included on the disk image, and are also
    downloadable separately for your convenience.

    To install the Mac OS X version, double-click on the package in the Mac
    OS X folder on the disk image.

    To install the Mac OS 9 version, remove the AppleScript file from your
    Extensions folder and the Standard Additions file from your Scripting
    Additions folder, and replace them with the versions supplied in the Mac
    OS 9 folder on the disk image.

    As always with Beta software, we recommend backing up your system
    before installing this software, or at least saving the previous versions of
    your AppleScript software so that you can revert to it if you need to.

    For Mac OS 9, save the older versions of the AppleScript and Standard
    Additions files.

    For Mac OS X, save the older versions of the following files:




    /System/Library/ScriptingAdditions/Standard Additions.osax

    Please report bugs that you find with this Beta software to


    AppleScript Team

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