Last week I cut the first release of notify-send-http,
a tool for triggering
notify-send across the network using HTTP. Useful for
forwarding notifications from local VMs / Containers to your own computer. It
even supports notification icons!
Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 only
Because I do all of my dev work on virtualized environments and I use guard
quite a lot to keep my Ruby tests running when files get changed. The problem is
that its builtin notification support will trigger a
notify-send inside the virtual
environment instead of my machine.
notify-send-http I can run an HTTP server on my machine and make use of a
notify-send executable on my virtual environments that has the same
interface as the original command and will send notifications to the HTTP server
so that I can see alerts poping up on my screen whenever the build fails.
Check out the project’s README for installation and usage with Devstep, Docker and Vagrant.