Version 5 (modified by Emmanuel Blot, 10 years ago) (diff)


Growl notification dispatcher for Trac events


This plugin dispatches change events that occur in a Trac project to Growl-enabled clients.

Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X: it allows applications that support Growl to send you notifications.

This plugin uses remote notifications, using the local network.
The server may run on any OS, such as Linux, OS X, Windows or virtually any other OS that supports Trac.

The plugin does not rely on any 3rd party libraries: no Growl SDK or library is required on the Trac server.

Currently supported event sources:

  • Ticket creation, deletion, and update
  • Wiki page creation, deletion, and edition
  • Attachment creation and deletion
  • Bitten build startup, abortion and completion



Trac requirement:

  • Please read the version requirement defined in file, search for install_requires

Get the plugin source code


Download the zipped source from [download:growlplugin here].


You can check out GrowlPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.

Build the plugin

As with any other plugin:

python bdist_egg

Installation of the plugin

Copy the generated egg file (from the dist/ directory) to your project plugin directory, or in the global plugin directory if you want to use it for several Trac projects

Enabling the plugin

From the WebAdmin plugin interface or from your trac.ini file, enable the GrowlPlugin.

In trac.ini, edit the components section to add the revtree entry as follows:

growl.notifier.* = enabled


The growl plugin can be configured with the help of the following settings:

sources = wiki, ticket, attachment, bitten
hosts = 
  • sources is a comma-separated list of source events.
    • wiki for wiki events,
    • ticket for ticket events,
    • attachment for attachment events
    • bitten for bitten build events
  • hosts is a comma-separated list of network hosts to send notification to
    • if hosts is not defined, the notifications are broadcasted onto the LAN, which could be a security risks in some environments. You'll be warned

Bugs/Feature Requests

This plugin is highly experimental (in early development stage)

Existing bugs and feature requests for GrowlPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Recent Changes

3950 by eblot on 2008-07-03 22:48:45
Fixes #3325 setup file was invalid, and enable growl image background
3798 by eblot on 2008-06-07 22:22:33
Closes #3122. Implements user settings and user preference panel.
3794 by eblot on 2008-06-05 00:10:02
Refs #3122. User-configurable Growl settings: work in progress...


Author: eblot

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