after writing the NetGrowl component to send Growl-formatted notifications from within .NET code, i decided that i would try my hand at writing an entire Growl port for windows. i had seen Snarl and even written some code for the lead developer Chris so he could send & receive Growl-compatible notifications from his app. but what i wanted was not a 'Growl-like' app, but *Growl* on Windows.
anyway, i went through a couple of early revisions and released some alpha code. several people tried it out and said it really worked great for them. i made a few more changes to support receiving notifications from websites, but after that, development pretty much came to a stop as i got busy with other stuff. i received some emails from people asking how they could help continue the development, so i finally decided to put the code up on Google Code for anyone to contribute to.
The project and source code can be found here: http://code.google.com/p/growl-for-windows/ - it is BSD licensed, so feel free to use/modify/steal/do whatever you want with it
although this is alpha code, it has most of the original Growl features implemented, including:
- Fully compatible with original Growl for Mac
- API for local and network applications
- Notification forwarding to Mac or Windows
- Experimental support for WebKit-based display styles
- Interface for creating custom display styles
- Ability to receive notifications from web sites
or, for anybody that just wants to try it out, you can download the latest version from here: http://growl-for-windows.googlecode.com/files/GrowlForWindows_1_2_1.zip