Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gmail Growl V1.5

Gmail Growl V1.5 is focused on improving the support for Prowl, a great Growl client for the iPhone.
  • New Feature: Gmail Push support. With Gmail Push, notifications on new mails are almost immediately.
    Gmail Growl uses IMAP IDLE to get notified on changes in your Gmail inbox.
    If your (corporate :-) network does not allow IMAP connections to Gmail, Gmail Growl will fall back to polling.
  • New Feature: Show sender name in notification.
    With this version, the title of the notification shows the sender instead of the subject. The subject is moved to the text of the notification.
  • New Feature: Added URL to the notification.
    The URL of the new mail is added to the end of the summary. From the Prowl notification, you can immediately open mobile Gmail. Unfortunately, mobile Gmail does open the inbox and not the new mail.
  • New Feature: Show Me Again.
    If you missed the last new mails, Gmail Growl can show them again.
  • New Feature: Auto detect network changes.
    Gmail Growl detects network changes including re-detection of proxy and Gmail Push, for instance when moving from LAN to Wi-Fi in a corporate environment.
  • New Feature: Hotkey for compose from clipboard.
    Pressing Win-C opens the Gmail compose window with the content of the clipboard as message body.
  • Bug Fix: Improved proxy detection.
    Under certain conditions, auto detection did not work correctly.
  • Bug Fix: Wrap to growlforwindows.com only once in a lifetime.
    When both Gmail Growl and Growl for Windows are set to start with Windows, Gmail Growl sometimes failed to detect Growl for Windows. When this happened, Gmail Growl will send you to growlforwindows.com only once.

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All comments, suggestions, feedback, or bug reports are always welcome.

27 comments:

charlesesmith said...

Hey, so great app, but this update borked it on my system. Its now unresponsive and constantly in the "checking push capabilities" limbo. Which then grays out the options to actually check the mail. Any ideas? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but that doesn't seem to completely kill it as my login creds were already entered into the fields on reinstall.

Markus Mohnen said...

@charlesesmith: It seems that the Push detection breaks on your system. Can please send me a log via https://gmailgrowl.fogbugz.com/default.asp?pg=pgPublicEdit. You can get a log by starting Gmail Growl from a command prompt:
cmd.exe /C "%PROGRAMFILES%\Markus Mohnen\Gmail Growl\gmailgrowl.exe" > "%TEMP%\gmailgrowl.log"

Josh Menke said...

@Markus: It ran great for me for a day, and then crashed with an array subscript error.

The subscript was "-1"

Josh Menke said...

@Markus: Sorry, the subscript isn't -1, the "Line" is. I used your bug tracker to report it, and attached a log.

Anonymous said...

McAfee identifies and deletes most of the installed files as being infected with W32/Autorun.worm.zf.gen.

SB said...

A problem I also encountered in previous version is also exist here, the password cannot be saved after restarting the program. Is it a feature or a bug?
Any body can save the password even with the program restarted?

And soon after the above problem happens, the next restart I face another problem, the one mentioned by Josh, an error occurred and the program is killed immediately

Anonymous said...

@Markus: I also get the "Subscript was -1" error.

Dennis said...

I also receive an array subscript error.

Anonymous said...

I also get the "Subscript was -1" error.

Markus Mohnen said...

@SB: What do you mean by "the password cannot be saved after restarting the program"? What happens?

@All others: I working on the "Subscript was -1" error, I hope to have it fixed soon.

Anonymous said...

I have installed this on two computers running WinXP and get the same checking push and then subscript was -1 error on both. The previous version of Gmail growl worked great. Please fix the new one or take it down.

Anonymous said...

I also get the error:

"Line -1:

Error: Array variable has incorrect number of subscripts or subscript dimension range exceeded."

Anonymous said...

Yeah, same error here.

Superexcited about this app though! Any chance to download the older version until the bugs are ironed out of this one?

Markus Mohnen said...

Safe fallback: V1.4.1 available at http://files.getdropbox.com/u/374932/GmailGrowl/gmailgrowlV1.4.1.msi

Or check with the preliminary V1.6 if the error if gone: http://files.getdropbox.com/u/374932/GmailGrowl/gmailgrowlV1.6.msi

Anonymous said...

I also get the error using V1.6 on Windows 7 x64:

"Line -1:

Error: Array variable has incorrect number of subscripts or subscript dimension range exceeded."

Markus Mohnen said...

@Anonymous using V1.6 on Windows 7 x64: Can you please provde a log file via https://gmailgrowl.fogbugz.com/default.asp?pg=pgPublicEdit? You can get a log by starting Gmail Growl from a command window with cmd.exe /C "%PROGRAMFILES%\Markus Mohnen\Gmail Growl\gmailgrowl.exe" > "%TEMP%\gmailgrowl.log"

Anonymous said...

Using v1.5 on Windows Vista x64 and received the following message when starting the application:

Line -1:

Error:Array variable has incorrect number of subscripts or subscripts dimension range exceeded.

Windows7x64 said...

Getting no log file using 1.6 on the following path: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Markus Mohnen\Gmail Growl\gmailgrowl.exe" > "c:\temp\gmailgrowl.log" both as an admin and not. The prog runs to crash as above.

Anonymous said...

Only 1.4 works for me on XP. Thanks for your help with this.

Icewraithuk said...

I've had McAfee detect this as W32/Autorun.worm.zf.gen...

Eric said...

Markus, wondering on multiple account integration? Or maybe the ability to run the program with more than one instance?

Eric said...

@Icewraithuk ESSET Nod32 picked up the same thing?

Markus Mohnen said...

@Eric: Multiple accounts is on my list.

Chris said...
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Chris said...

every time i try to download ANY version my AV absolutely freaks out... it is IMPOSSIBLE to download your program and i would like to know why, if this is a false positive, why this happens?? i use ESET Smart Security and it still fails when i disable the suite. you can reach me at blade _ inc at yahu dot com. thanks.

Markus Mohnen said...

@Chris: If you download Gmail Growl from this site, it does not contain viruses or other malware. However, some virus scanners report false positives. You can find more background information on this at http://gmailgrowl.blogspot.com/2009/05/false-positives-for-gmail-growl.html

r4 dsi said...

Thanx for the information. I was lloking for a software just like this. Outlook could do, but the looks was not that good.

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