AccuSnarl Updated again

by Administrator 30. April 2012 05:17

Well, they changed their site markup again :-(

Get the updated version here.

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DailyQuote updated

by Administrator 23. März 2012 02:37

... they broke it - i fixed it! ;P

Find the update here.

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DailyQuote

by Administrator 18. Januar 2012 11:55

Yet another completely useless addon for Snarl/nTray. It shows funny quoutes from http://www.great-quotes.com from time to time using Snarl.

DailyQuote-0.3.zip (5,20 kb)

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AccuSnarl

by Administrator 16. Januar 2012 11:38

Update:

They did a site update that caused AccuSnarl to break so I updated the engine to compensate.

I did a snarl plugin to show the current weather from AccuWeather.com. There is already such a plugin, however it post way too much information so I just stripped it to the bare minimum. This is also an nTray plugin, so copy it under the modules folder (or somewhere else) and add the location to the search directories.

You have to configure the location you are interested in and the polling interval inside AccuSnarl.dll.config:


<setting name="AccuWeatherUrl" serializeAs="String">
    <value>http://www.accuweather.com/en/de/meerbusch/40667/weather-forecast/174506</value>
</setting>
<setting name="PollingInterval" serializeAs="String">
    <value>1800</value>
</setting>

To find out the correct url, go the accu weather and navigate to the quick look page. It looks like this:

AccuSnarl-0.4.zip (8,46 kb)

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TfsSnarl is now an nTray Plugin

by Administrator 16. Januar 2012 07:52

Get the new version here.

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TfsSnarl

by Administrator 2. Januar 2012 07:14

Update:

TfsSnarl is an nTray plugin now. I did some minor tweaks apart from the conversion. I'd suggest to extrect below the nTray folder in a dedicated TfsSnarl folder and add the folder to the search folders in nTray:


<setting name="SearchDirectories" serializeAs="Xml">
  <value>
      <ArrayOfString xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
          xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
          <string>$(APP)\Modules</string>
          <string>$(APP)\Modules\TfsSnarl</string>
      </ArrayOfString>
  </value>
</setting>

I stumbled upon Snarl last week. In a nutshell it's a messag sink that can receive messages from various applications and display them in a centralized manner. I started off with the Foobar extension that shows which song you are playing and a weather notifier. Though there are not so many extensions available yet, I definitely see some potential here. The very good news is, that extensions are extremely easy to develop. There are examples for some programming languages like c# and python available.

I had the idea to integrate the TFS build notification tool here. I'm not sure at this point whether I will continue working on it, but give it a try if you work with TFS. Before starting make sure to configure the Url of your tfs server in the configuration file TfsSnarl.dll.config:


<applicationSettings>
    <Schommer.Projects.TfsSnarl.Properties.Settings>
        <setting name="Tfs" serializeAs="String">
            <value>http://hrsdustfs:8080/tfs</value>
        </setting>
        <setting name="PollingInterval" serializeAs="String">
            <value>20</value>
        </setting>
    </Schommer.Projects.TfsSnarl.Properties.Settings>
</applicationSettings>

You may optionally change the polling interval as well (in seconds).

There is a folder "Char" where you can put little avatars for the developers. Replace the backslash in the domain notation by an underscore (e.g. MYDOMAIN_UserName). If no avatar is linked to a user, the unknown image is displayed. You may put little icons into the fail/succeed folder that should be displayed when builds fail/succeed.

When builds start or end you will see notifications like this one:

You should disable the tfs build notification tool when running TfsSnarl and add the tool to your autostart folder.

Enjoy :P

TfsSnarl-0.3.zip (171,38 kb)

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