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NAME ^

Net::Growl - Growl Notifications over the network.

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Net::Growl;
 register(host => 'thegrowlhost',   
          application=>"My App",  
          password=>'Really Secure', )  if ! $ALREADY_REGISTERED;
 notify(
        application=>"My App",
        title=>'warning',
        description=>'some text',
        priority=>2,
        sticky=>'True',
        password=>'Really Secure',
 );

DESCRIPTION ^

A simple interface to send Mac OS X Growl notifications across the network. Growl only needs to be installed on the receiving Mac not on the machine using this module.

To use register your app using 'register', send using 'notify' - it that easy.

INTERFACE ^

register

 Usage: register(host=>'thegrowlhost', application=>"My App", password=>'Really Secure') ;
 Description:  Registers the application and all the possible kinds of notifications it sends.

notify

 Usage: notify(application=>"My App", title=>'warning', description=>'some text',
               priority=>2,  sticky=>'True', password=>'Really Secure',);
 Description: Actual configures and sends a notification.

DIAGNOSTICS ^

General Debugging:

Go to System Preferences -> Growl -> General and 'enable logging' and open Console.app. Messages are logged - and debugging is much easier.

Internal OO API only:

If no notifications are received, and Growl crashes, and you are not using a password -- you've hit a known bug. Use a password! This is a network app and open to abuse. Also this is the only known workaround. The module will not work without passwords enabled.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

You must enable network notifications, and set a password in the Growl preference panel of System Preferences, on the mac recieving the notifications.

DEPENDENCIES ^

Growl (http://growl.info) on the computer receiving the notifications (not necessarily on computer sending the notifications).

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

Does not work with Growl version previous to 0.6 as network support was not available.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

This module currently REQUIRES that you use a password, for network notification. This is not true of the Growl Framework. This should be fixed in a future release.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-net-growl@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

EXPORT ^

register - register an app, and notifications

notify - send a notifcation

SEE ALSO ^

http://growl.info - The Growl Project site.

Mac::Growl - Local Growl Notification Framework.

http://the.taoofmac.com/space/Projects/netgrowl.php - The inspiration/base for this module

AUTHOR ^

Nathan McFarland <nmcfarl@cpan.org>

Inspired by Rui Carmo's netgrowl.php

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2005, Nathan McFarland <nmcfarl@cpan.org>. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

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