Display system notifications (dbus, growl and snarl) after running tests. It works on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. Powerful when used with Autotest ZenTest gem for Rails apps.
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Test Notifier

Inspired by railstips.org/2007/7/23/autotest-growl-pass-fail-notifications

After using Growl notification, I decided to write my own plugin because I have to work on Ubuntu and Mac OS X and I missed the notification on my Linux box. This plugin works with Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. All you need to do is install the specific notification library for your OS.

Instead of displaying lots of notifications for each failure, I prefer to be notified about the whole test result (you'll have to check your log file anyway in order to clean up the failures/errors).

Installation

Mac OS X

  • Install Growl - growl.info/

  • Install the growlnotify script located on the “Extras” directory

  • Open the Growl Preference Panel (System > Growl) and activate “Listen for incoming notifications” and “Allow remote application registration” options on the Network tab.

Linux

If you're a linux guy, you can choose on of these methods:

  • Install libnotify-bin and its dependencies: sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin

  • Install xosd-bin: sudo aptitude install xosd-bin

  • KDE users don't need to install anything: Test Notifier will use knotify and in in KDE4 Test Notifier will use kdialog.

Windows

  • Install Snarl: download from www.fullphat.net

  • Install ruby-snarl: gem install ruby-snarl

All

Then, install the gem with sudo gem install test_notifier

Usage

If you're using Test::Unit you should add require "test_notifier/runner/test_unit" to your test_helper.rb file.

If you're using RSpec you should add require "test_notifier/runner/spec" to your spec_helper.rb file. If you're using RSpec 2, you need to add require "test_notifier/runner/rspec" instead.

If you're using Autotest you should add require test_notifier/runner/autotest" to the file ~/.autotest

You can define your notifier.

TestNotifier.default_notifier = :growl

The available notifiers are :growl, :kdialog, :knotify, :notify_send, :osd_cat, and :snarl</tt>.

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License

(The MIT License)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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