Installation

KosmicTask Help

Installation

KosmicTask is made available as a time limited trial. The trial version is fully functional and supports up to ten networked instances of KosmicTask. After the trial version expires users will still be able to run the application but they will be unable to execute tasks until a full licence is purchased and installed.

Installation and System Requirements

Prior to installation please ensure that your system meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 and above
  • 50 MB free hard disk space

Application installation is simple. Download it, unzip it and drag it into the Applications folder. Standard users will not be able to install to the Applications folder and may install and run the application from any convenient folder. By default KosmicTask supports a number of scripting languages in addition to all those that are included as part of the OS X operating system. This additional scripting language support is achieved via plug-ins that are embedded in the actual application. This means that nothing is required to be copied outside of the application bundle itself during installation.

KosmicTask ships with a number of sample tasks and a wide range of script templates for each of the supported scripting languages. When the application is first run these sample tasks and script resources will be copied to a folder named KosmicTask/Application Tasks within the user's Documents folder. Tasks and resources subsequently created by the user will be saved into the corresponding KosmicTask/User Tasks folder.

If the application created documents folder gets deleted KosmicTask will automatically recreate it and its contents whenever the application is next launched.

Updating KosmicTask

KosmicTask can be configured to periodically check for application updates via an Internet connection. Whenever an application update occurs KosmicTask will automatically update the Documents/KosmicTask/Application Tasks folder that contains both the sample application tasks and the application resources.

The user can check for application updates at any time by selecting Check for Updates... from the application menu. The automatic application updating behaviour can be configured from the General preferences pane.

Uninstalling KosmicTask

KosmicTask can be deinstalled simply by moving the application to the trash. In addition to deleting the application itself users may also wish to delete the following support files and folders. Note that deleting the top level task folder will delete both the application supplied tasks and any user defined tasks.

Task folder
/Users/USERNAME/Documents/KosmicTask
Application support folder
/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/KosmicTask
Application preferences
/Users/USERNAME/Library/Preferences/com.mugginsoft.kosmictask.plist
Auto login task availability
/Users/USERNAME/Library/LaunchAgents/com.mugginsoft.kosmictasklaunchd.plist

On OS X 10.7 Lion the user Library folder is hidden by default. The easiest way to gain access is to open the Finder, select the Go menu item and press the alt key. A Library item will be displayed in the path list. Click this to open the Library folder.

Keychain

KosmicTask users may optionally save network usernames and passwords in the user's login keychain. These saved items can be identified and removed from the login keychain by selecting the Passwords category and searching for the term KosmicTask.

The application also saves a certificate and an associated private key in the keychain in order to provide support for network privacy. To delete this information select the My Certificates category and delete the certificate named Mugginsoft KosmicTask. If you subsequently re-launch or reinstall the application then another certificate will be automatically generated.

Getting Support

Their are a number of ways to request support for KosmicTask.

Application. From the application menu select KosmicTask - Feedback and Support...

Website. Visit the support website at www.mugginsoft.com/kosmictask/support

Email. Send an email request to support@mugginsoft.com