MacOS X App Launcher Script

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This shell script below is intended to as the launch script for the MacOS X App bundle used to launch the MacOS X Terminal.app which will then run the Octave shell script, which will initialize the shell environment and run Octave. The name of the script below is just "script" and is used as the MacOS X App bundle launcher script.

#!/bin/sh
# Copyright (C) 2007, Thomas Treichl and Paul Kienzle
# Copyright (C) 2008-2011, Thomas Treichl
# Copyright (C) 2012, Ben Abbott
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
# WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
# General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

ROOT="$(cd "$(dirname "$0")" 2>/dev/null && pwd)"

if [[ $OSTYPE = "darwin9.0" ]]; then
  exit
elif [[ $OSTYPE = "darwin10.0" ]]; then
  open -a Terminal "${ROOT}/bin/octave"
elif [[ $OSTYPE = "darwin11" ]]; then
  open -F -a Terminal "${ROOT}/bin/octave"
else
  open -F -a Terminal "${ROOT}/bin/octave"
fi