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).
Install Growl - growl.info/
Install the growlnotify script located on the “Extras” directory
Open the Growl Preference Page (System > Growl) and activate the options “Listen for incoming notifications” and “Allow remote application registration” 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/test_unit"
If you're using RSpec you should add require "test_notifier/rspec"
If you're using Autotest you should add require test_notifier/autotest" to the file ~/.autotest
If you want to customize the images, create a directory at ~/.test_notifier and save the images none.png, passed.png<tt>, <tt>failure.png and error.png.
Nando Vieira - simplesideias.com.br
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