Category Archives: growl

Subversion updates notification with growlnotify

Here’s another cool use for growlnotify: informing about incoming SVN updates. For me this is crucial when working with TextMate, as it doesn’t have ‘Synchronization view’ like Eclipse has. And keeping up to date with files modified by your teammates helps minimize the number of SVN conflicts you’ll have to resolve.

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Way beyond cool: autotest + growl + Doomguy

Here’s something that will amaze your friends to no end. Your male geek friends, that is. Type some code in your editor, save file and… a smiling Doom Marine tells you that all your tests passed. Or, if there were some errors, the Marine is bleeding. The more errors, the more blood. Is it cool or is it cool?

Just look at the screenshots. First: Marine is happy that your tests passed.

The Doom Marine is happy that your tests passed.

Next: there were some failures. The blood starts to flow!

The blood starts to flow.

Even more failures, even more blood.

Even more failures, even more blood.

Oh my, it looks like we killed him, we bastards!

Oh my, it looks like we killed him, we bastards!

How to do this? Read on.
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