Growl is een programma voor Mac OS X waarmee de notificaties van andere programma's in diverse stijlen op het scherm getoond kunnen worden. Zo kan er bijvoorbeeld een pop-up worden getoond wanneer het downloaden van een bestand is voltooid, als er nieuwe e-mail binnen is gehaald of als er iemand in een chatprogramma online komt. De ontwikkelaars hebben enkele dagen geleden versie 1.3.1 uitgebracht en voorzien van de volgende lijst met aanpassingen:
- Added a quit confirmation box so that it's harder to quit Growl by accident
- Added a way to run Growl in the background
- Added a way to disable Rollup
- Added a way to toggle logging per application
- Added an indicator in the menu item that there is unread history, the menubar icon pulses
- Resolved an issue where the text in Smoke looked different than in 1.2.x
- Resolved an issue where Growl would activate discrete graphics mode
- Resolved an issue with Flash and GNTP
- Resolved an issue where Bezel, Music Video, or Nano would cause Growl to crash
- Resolved an issue where settings for applications would not appear to save until restarting Growl
- Resolved an issue where the Displays tab would not show a new style if a new style is installed while the settings are open
- Resolved an issue where the Displays tab would list multiple copies of the same displays when previewing
Big Changes Summary
- Growl is now 10.7 Lion compatible
- Added a Rollup window for when you are away. Replaces a screen full of sticky notifications while away.
- Artwork has been updated. Thanks to Iiro!
- Growl is now distributed via the App Store.
- Developers can communicate with Growl in a Sandbox environment now. See our documentation for more details.
- Adds in GNTP networking.
- Growl is a standalone application now. Growl is no longer a System Preference preference pane.
- Added GNTP networking support
- Added a way to view previous notifications, called History
- Added a "Use System Default" to the speech options so that someone using Growl can choose to use the system defaults
- Updated the menubar and toolbar icons to look better, thanks to Iiro
- Overall cleanup of the interface to help improve things for everyone
- Resolved an issue where Growl would not claim or process .growlRegDict files
- Resolved an issue where the sound device would go to the default sound device and not the alert sound device when the alert sound device is selected
- Resolved an issue where Growl would be listed in the Applications tab
- Resolved an issue where the Applications tab will not live reload when an application registers while the preferences are open
- Resolved an issue where configuring an application would sometimes switch to a different application
- Added a way to communicate with Growl over an XPC
- Removed support for the long ago deprecated NSDistributedNotificationCenter methods from the Growl .5 and Growl .6 era.
- Added the ability to dismiss Growl notifications via AppleScript
- Added the ability to enable/disable Growl via AppleScript
- Added the ability to check to see if Growl is paused
- Updated the AppleScript implementation to account for changes in OS X between 10.2 and 10.7
- Updated the description of the sticky parameter to not be misleading