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Native Node.js C++ extension for displaying desktop notifications using GNOME's libnotify (libnotifymm) library.
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Latest commit 1e2e1ae @olalonde Merge pull request #4 from freehaha/gyp
use node-gyp and libnotify

Tutorial available here: How to write your own native Node.js extension or in

This is a follow up to How to roll out your own Javascript API with V8.


Dependencies(Debian, Ubuntu):

sudo apt-get install libnotify-dev

Using npm:

npm install notify


node-gyp configure && node-gyp build


var notify = require("notify"); // or "../build/Release/gtknotify.node" if you build manually
var notification = new notify.notification();
notification.title = "Notification title";
notification.icon = "emblem-default"; // see /usr/share/icons/gnome/16x16
notification.send("Notification message"); // using libnotify's default timeout

To send notification with a timeout:

notification.send("Notification message", 3000); // 3 sec timeout
// or
notification.send("Notification message", 0); // lasts forever
notification.close(); // closes it


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