QGMailNotifier 2008.3

GMail notifier written in Qt4
QGMailNotifier - Baloon notifier
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QGMailNotifier is a a GMail notifier utility designed to provide all of the functionality that the official Windows notifier has and more.

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I love using GMail and on both Windows and MacOSX there is a wonderful simple program called Gmail Notifier. Unfortunately, there is no *nix port. To fill the gap there are a few work-alikes out there. But for me, none of them fit the bill. The closest to meeting my needs was kcheckgmail. But that one actually logs into the page and parses the data, which makes it very brittle and prone to breakage every time google updates their pages. QGMailNotifier uses the GMail RSS feed to get it's data.

So, I've developed my own QT4 based notifier which works very similarly to the Windows version. I've added a few things here and there, and plan to add some cool things in the future such as: multiple account support, kde wallet support and more methods of notification.

For now, it is simple and works well. I've created an ebuild for anyone who wants to try it, the only dependancy is QT >= 4.3.0.

I have produced an ebuild for all you gentoo users out there. The easiest way to use it is to do the following (as root):

mkdir -p /usr/local/portage/qgmailnotifier/mail-client/qgmailnotifier/
cp qgmailnotifier-2008.3.ebuild /usr/local/portage/qgmailnotifier/mail-client/qgmailnotifier/
echo PORTDIR_OVERLAY="${PORTDIR_OVERLAY} /usr/local/portage/qgmailnotifier" >> /etc/make.conf
cd /usr/local/portage/qgmailnotifier/mail-client/qgmailnotifier/
ebuild qgmailnotifier-2008.3.ebuild digest
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=~x86 emerge -a mail-client/qgmailnotifier

last updated on:
October 8th, 2008, 8:51 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Evan Teran
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What's New in version 2008.2
  • This version fixes a minor bug that made emails with apostrophes display incorrectly in the notification.
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