I was working for a client the other day and needed to get a copy of our staging server database down to my development machine. So I ssh’d into the server, piped a
and then proceeded to download the file via
. The resulting bzip was ~40MB so the download took a couple of minutes; 3 minutes isn’t really a long time, but it’s too long for me to just stare at a progress bar and wait while there are other things I could be doing. I thought to myself “I wish this download would send a growl notification when it finished.”
Growl Down is currently in development; I don’t have much ruby gem experience, so I’m learning as I go. I’m hoping for an beta release by years end, but the holidays are always busy so who knows.