The Pennyworth Project

Just another WordPress site

Pennyworth 1.0b5

Pennyworth 1.0b5 is now available for download.

This is the first release of Pennyworth, the application formerly known as Genkanban. To migrate your settings from Genkanban to Pennyworth, copy or rename the following files and folders, replacing “Genkanban” with “Pennyworth”:

~/Library/Appplication Support/Genkanban

Instead of the normal bzip’ed tarball, the link above will fetch a compressed disk image. In light of the new AppleScript functionality, a variety of sensors have been removed from the main application and replaced with straight AppleScript files. These files are named with the “Observer” prefix in the disk image and should be copied to

~/Library/Appplication Support/Pennyworth/AppleScript/Sensors

Also included is a sample action script for Adium that will update your Adium status message with your current activity (Adium.scpt). Copy this file to the folder

~/Library/Appplication Support/Pennyworth/AppleScript

In addition to the renaming and AppleScript changes, this release also includes a number of bug fixes that should address performance problems and UI glitches. I want to thank David Symonds (creator of MarcoPolo) for some performance tips and Ricky Buchanan (of ATMac) for feature suggestions and AppleScript consulting.


MacOS X 10.5 “Leopard”

Growl (Recommended): Pennyworth can be used without the Growl notification system by viewing the current predictions, but this occupies precious screen real estate and you attention. In order to receive visual notifications of updated predictions, I recommend that you install and configure the Growl notification system before running Pennyworth.


There is not a source distribution available yet, but if you’d like the source code, it is available via Subversion at 

The source requires Xcode 3 to build.

Bugs, suggestions, or comments?

Please post any feedback in the comments below or send it to This is early release software, so there will be bugs, and the application will only improve when problems are identified and submitted.

Posted by admin at 8:34 am on February 21, 2008 . Filed under Pennyworth.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.