Send system notifications on several platforms with a simple and unified API. Currently supports:
Growl (Mac OS X)
OSD Cat (Linux)
gem install notifier
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 one 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 or kdialog.
Install Snarl: download from www.fullphat.net
Install ruby-snarl: gem install ruby-snarl
Notifier will try to detect which notifiers are available in your system. So you can just send a message:
Notifier.notify( :image => "image.png", :title => "Testing Notifier", :message => "Sending an important message!" )
Not all notifiers support the image option, therefore it will be ignored.
If your system support more than one notifier, you can specify which one you prefer:
Notifier.default_notifier = :notify_send
The available names are growl, kdialog, knotify, notify_send, osd_cat, and snarl.
There are several helper methods that you can use in order to retrieve notifiers.
Notifier.notifier: return the first supported notifier
Notifier.notifiers: return all notifiers
Notifier.supported_notifiers: return only supported notifiers
Notifier.from_name(name): find notifier by its name
Notifier.supported_notifier_from_name(name): find a supported notifier by its name
Creating custom notifiers
To create a new notifier, just create a module on Notifier namespace that implements the following interface:
module Notifier module MyCustomNotifier def self.supported? end def self.notify(options) end end end
Nando Vieira - nandovieira.com.br
(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.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.