Build notifications for AppVeyor

CatLight can monitor AppVeyor builds and shows build status in the tray. It supports public and private AppVeyor build projects. The CatLight app runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

CatLight successful build status notification

Use CatLight to see the current status of important builds and tests. When a build breaks down, CatLight will change the color of the tray icon and show a notification. This icon will remind your team that a build needs attention.

CatLight good build status tray icon CatLight warning build status tray icon CatLight error build status tray icon

Compared to email notifications, CatLight saves your time by focusing on the current state, and not the history of changes.

How to configure AppVeyor build notifications?

1. Get CatLight app

Download CatLight. The app works on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

2. Connect to AppVeyor

Click on "Start new configuration", and select AppVeyor connection. Provide the url of the server where you want to monitor jobs.

Connect to AppVeyor to monitor pipelines

3. Select build jobs to monitor

CatLight can monitor build pipelines in multiple AppVeyor accounts at the same time. You will receive notifications from all of the jobs that you monitor. You can later share the monitoring settings with the team, so each engineer does not need to configure this individually.

AppVeyor build pipeline monitoring settings

4. Get desktop notifications

CatLight will show a notification when the build starts, succeeds, or fails. For new builds, it will provide an estimated completion time, and for failed builds, it will identify the person who broke it first.

CatLight benefits for build monitoring

Build status dashboard

CatLight can show the status of the selected builds on a dashboard that you can show to the whole team.

CatLight builds dashboard

Branches and pull requests

See a separate build history for each Git branch and pull request. You can choose between monitoring all branches or just your own. CatLight will monitor only active branches to keep your dashboard neat and clean.

Git Branch build history

Build Investigations

When a build is broken, CatLight will alert the team, and anyone can press "I will investigate" button on the dashboard. CatLight will then notify the team that somebody is looking at the build.

Build time estimation

For long-running AppVeyor builds, CatLight will show an estimated time of build completion in a notification. You can also see it on the dashboard.

Multiple accounts

CatLight can connect to multiple AppVeyor accounts. You can use different API token for each account, if needed.

Who is using CatLight for build monitoring?

CatLight is used by leading large and small companies for build monitoring. See the list of top users and their testimonials.

Monitor releases, pull requests, and work items

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