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Why Non-Bundles aren't Universal
Authored by: jediknil on Aug 08, '06 11:25:30AM

AFAIK, AppleScript Applications (not bundles) are a relic of OS 9, still containing a resource fork and running as Carbon (you may notice the "Open in the Classic Environment" box if your computer still supports it). Apple is probably trying to discourage their use, as they seem to be doing with most of the Classic-style single-file applications. Two identical scripts saved saved as Application and Application Bundle end up with almost the same file size anyway.

According to the AppleScript release notes, the application bundle style only works on 10.3 and later systems, but also allows you to add custom Scripting Additions that are only loaded for your application.

As far as the "administrator privileges" problem goes, submit a bug report.

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