Building great software often requires standing on the shoulders of giants, and by giants we mean the Open Source community.

Of course, it is also often said that it is better to give than it is to receive, and in the spirit of the holidays we’re happy to announce our very first contribution to the Open Source community: GrowlJavaBindings, a library that makes it easier for Java developers to use the Growl notification system.

The main features are:

  • Ability to display notifications even if Growl is not installed or not running.
  • Compatibility with both Growl 1.3 and Growl 1.2.

If you’re a Java developer on Mac OS X and you’re using Growl, GrowlJavaBindings will make your life much easier. We’re releasing the code under the BSD license. Pull requests are welcome, and feel free to send any feedback to support@aerofs.com.

Greg & The AeroFS team