xchat notifier plugin

I previously mentioned that there must be a better way to make xchat pop up a dialog box, and of course there is, the plugin!

It's so easy; though finding the text command to match is a bit obscure. Here it is

__module_name__ = "gnome-notifier-plugin"
__module_version__ = "1.0"
__module_description__ = "notify of channel events via gnome-notify"

import xchat
import os

def channel_message(word, word_eol, userdata):

    err = os.system("/usr/bin/gnome-notify " +
                    "\'<font color=\"red\">New channel message</font></br>" +
    if (err != 0):
        print("Failed to launch gnome-notify!")
    return xchat.EAT_NONE

xchat.hook_print("Channel Msg Hilight", channel_message)

you just put that in your .xchat2 directory and next thing you know you should have screenshots like that below!

gnome-notifier xchat plugin