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A nose plugin showing success/failure status notification.

Project description

A Nose plugin that displays success/failure notification once tests are done.


Usual thing:

pip install nose-alert

How to use

In order to use this plugin use the --with-alert switch:

nosetests --with-alert

If you use watchdog you can also run at your project’s root directory:

watchmedo shell-command -R -p "*.py" -c "nosetests --with-alert" .

This would call nose on file changes within your project.

Supported platforms

Currently this plugin supports only growl on OS X. We are going to add support for Linux based notifications in future (pull requests are welcome!).


Short plan is to provide a nose plugin that can show OS level notification at tests end. Long plan, however, is to support main platforms (OS X, Linux, Windows), eventually extract library for OS-independant notifications to external package.

We also will try to support Python 3, this however could be somewhat problematic - i.e. gntp doesn’t support Python 3 yet.


We use tox for tests. Repository is at We prefer pull requests for sending patches.

In order to start tests run at project root:

$ nosetests


Thanks to Pascal Hartig, author of nose-notify for the inspiration. I have even bluntly used images from his package.

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