Growl For Linux


Growl For Linux is Linux-compatible of Growl. Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X.


Growl For Linux require following libraries.

If you are developer, then type following.

# ./
# ./configure
# make && make install

If you are ubuntu user, then type following.

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mattn/growl-for-linux
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install growl-for-linux


# ./gol

Why "gol" ?, "gol" mean "Growl On Linux". (or ゴルア)

Growl For Linux supports `GNTP protocol or Growl Network Protocol(unreachable). If you want to be show icon in notification, you need to use GNTP protocol.

Growl For Linux supports some display plugins. For linux, you can use NotifyOSD as display to notify the Growl. For Windwos, you can use MSAgent as display.


Growl For Linux is BSD style license. see also COPYING. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (



Yasuhiro Matsumoto

Kohei Takahashi


Working on Linux Setting Panel 1 Setting Panel 2 Setting Panel 3 Setting Panel 4

Display Style:

Default Style

Balloon Style

Nico2 Style

NotifyOSD Style