Envious of autotest/growl integration, but stuck in Win32 land? Well
come checkout ruby-snarl - the initial release includes full support
of autotest, but can be used for most any application that needs an
attractive GUI notification tool.
I watched zenspider’s movie
autotest and the cute growl status notifications and had another
moment of Mac envy. My job keeps me firmly in Win32 and Linux and a
new Mac is a hard sell to the office manager, so I had to find another
way to fill feed my eye candy/work float addiction.
At the RubyMI (http://rubymi.org/) meeting one of our wonderful
members mentioned that there was a Win32 growl like notifier called
snarl (http://www.fullphat.net/snarl.html), it is not as good as
growl, but appears to be under active development and has the basics
in place. So I wrote a Ruby interface
(http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-snarl/), which is available as a
gem. Note you must download and install snarl for this to work.