Time to remove Growl ?



  • @jimp

    System -> Advanced -> Notifications -> Growl

    Is it time to remove Growl as a notification option, it's not been updated on the App Store since 29th October 2013.

    No update on their Twitter feed since 26th June 2014.

    Does anyone still use it ?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I'm not aware of anyone using it these days. I had a setup on my FreeBSD workstation using python at one point but I'm not aware of any practical uses anymore.

    No commits to the main growl repo in 5 years, either.

    I opened a todo item to remind us to remove it from the next release: https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/8821

    Just in case there is still someone out there using it they will have time to migrate away.



  • i might be out of bound, but can we consider having push notification maybe using telegram bot or pushbullet?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @oddussiben-3161 said in Time to remove Growl ?:

    i might be out of bound, but can we consider having push notification maybe using telegram bot or pushbullet?

    That's a topic for a new thread, but if there is a notification method that has a lightweight client available for FreeBSD (read: few or no dependencies) then we can explore adding it in. I'm sure people would like to see things like Slack or other push notification services. I have not looked at what is out there to know what might make a good candidate. Start a new thread and perhaps others will chime in.


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