Monday, December 03, 2012 (Mountain Lion Notification after SASS compiling)

I was tired of hitting refresh on my browser only to find out Compass/SASS CSS files had not yet been compiled.

To add a notification in Mountain Lion when your files are compiled, do the following:

  1. Install the terminal-notifier ruby gem, as instructed on their Github page.
  2. Git clone Notifompass into your /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/ directory.
  3. In Terminal, navigate to /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/Notifompass
  4. run sudo gem build notifompass.gemspec , this builds Notifompass into an installable gem file.
  5. Insall the gem: sudo gem install --local notifompass-0.0.0.gem
  6. add the following in your Compass config.rb file, as instructed in the Notifompass read me file

EXCEPTIONS = [StandardError, ScriptError]

begin

require "notifompass"

rescue *EXCEPTIONS

puts "You don't have notifompass gem installed."

begin

require "compass-growl"

rescue *EXCEPTIONS

puts "You don't have compass-growl installed either!"

end

end

Now, whenever your Compass/SASS files have compiled, you’ll be notified. Exciting stuff!

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