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 (http://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
sudo aptitude install xosd-bin
KDE users don't need to install anything: test_notifier will use
Install Snarl: download from http://www.fullphat.net/
gem install ruby-snarl
Then, install the gem:
git clone git://github.com/fnando/test_notifier.git cd test_notifier rake gem:install
sudo gem install fnando-test_notifier --source=http://gems.github.com
If you're using Test::Unit you should add
If you're using RSpec you should add
If you're using Autotest you should add
require "test_notifier/autotest" to
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