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).
gem install test_notifier
Check github.com/fnando/notifier to see how you can configure a notifier for your OS.
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
If you're using MiniTest you should add require "test_notifier/runner/minitest" to your test_helper.rb file.
You can define your notifier.
TestNotifier.default_notifier = :growl
The available notifiers are :growl, :kdialog, :knotify, :notify_send, :osd_cat, and :snarl.
If you'd like to make Test Notifier optional for your project:
TestNotifier.silence_no_notifier_warning = true
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