I’ve always started my scripts running in Eggplant myself, but I would like to find a way to make the scripts start up on their own (while I’m sleeping:) .
Any ideas of what I can use or how I can automate Eggplant to start running tests based on time of day and without user interaction?
We recommend a tool called Cronnix for this. You can find it at http://www.abstracture.de/projects-en/cronnix
Cronnix is a user-friendly front end to the Unix cron tool. You can use it to invoke Eggplant from the command line. See Chapter 11 in the Eggplant Reference manual for more information on running scripts in this way.
We use Lingon here. It interfaces with launchd and is better supported in 10.4 and 10.5. http://lingon.sourceforge.net/
Ah, good call – guess I’m living in the past here! If you’re running Leopard (10.5) then Lingon is probably the better choice, and possibly on 10.4, too.