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Tagged Perl

I recently posted an AppleScript for X-Chat Aqua that displayed iTunes’ currently playing track. However, there were a few limitations and needed improvements, including:

  • Complicated installation — made more so by the fact that X-Chat’s user commands menu kinda sucks.
  • It’s not contained — you needed an AppleScript file lying around your system.
  • Limited functionality — it was impossible to output the information in an action, for example.

I finally got around to digging a bit further into X-Chat Aqua’s features, and I was advised by helpful souls in the X-Chat IRC channel to just write a Perl plugin. So this is what I did, and now it’s a “plugin” which you drop into X-Chat Aqua’s Plugins folder, and it’s completely self-contained.

To download it and for other documentation, please see the project page.