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).
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.
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.
Install Snarl: download from www.fullphat.net
Install ruby-snarl: gem install ruby-snarl
Then, install the gem with sudo gem install test_notifier
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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