checkgmail - alternative Gmail Notifier for Linux via Atom feeds

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename checkgmail_1.13+svn43-3fakesync1_all.deb
Package name checkgmail
Package version 1.13+svn43
Package release 3fakesync1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/mail
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 59.24 KB
Installed size 257.00 KB
CheckGmail is an alternative Gmail Notifier for Linux and other *nix
systems. It is fast, secure and uses minimal bandwidth via the use of
Atom feeds.
CheckGmail is a system tray application that checks a Gmail account
for new mail. When new mail is present the tray icon changes, an
optional animated popup is displayed and a tooltip displays the
number and details of new messages. Configuration is GUI-based and
the application is designed to be simple, elegant and unobtrusive.


Package Version Architecture Repository
checkgmail_1.13+svn43-3fakesync1_all.deb 1.13+svn43 all Ubuntu Universe
checkgmail - - -


Name Value
libcrypt-blowfish-perl -
libcrypt-ssleay-perl -
libfreezethaw-perl -
libgtk2-perl -
libgtk2-trayicon-perl -
libgtk2.0-0 >= 2.18.0
libio-compress-perl -
libwww-perl -
libxml-simple-perl -
perl >= 5.8


Type URL
Binary Package checkgmail_1.13+svn43-3fakesync1_all.deb
Source Package checkgmail

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install checkgmail deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install checkgmail




2012-01-18 - Micah Gersten <>
checkgmail (1.13+svn43-3fakesync1) precise; urgency=low
* Fake sync due to mismatching orig tarball 
* Debian update fixes LP: #851553 aka Debian #650454
2012-01-08 - Sandro Tosi <>
checkgmail (1.13+svn43-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control
- add Vcs-* fields, moving to git
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2
- replace libcompress-zlib-perl with libio-compress-perl
* debian/copyright
- bump packaging copyright years
* Convert to 3.0 quilt source format
* debian/README.source
- removed, useless
* Convert to dh7 short rules file
* debian/patches/60_bts650454_send_galx_as_cookie.patch
- fix auth problem with GMail, by passing GALX in the cookie; thanks to
Johan Sandblom for the report; Closes: #650454
2010-03-20 - Sandro Tosi <>
checkgmail (1.13+svn43-2) unstable; urgency=low
* 40_bts568882_use_GTK_new_widget_insteadof_libsexy.dpatch
- remove objects from libsexy and uses the GTK+ widgets that now integrate
libsexy ones; thanks to Julian Andres Klode for the report and patch;
Closes: #568882
* debian/control
- drop Depends on libgtk2-sexy-perl, not needed anymore
- drop Recommends on libsexymm2, not needed anymore
- bump versioned Depends on libgtk2.0-0 to (>= 2.18.0), needed to drop
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed)
- added ${misc:Depends} to Depends
* debian/patches/50_bts568890_use_xdg-open.dpatch
- use xdg-open from tools instead of firefox; thanks to
Julian Andres Klode for the report; Closes: #568890
* debian/copyright
- extended copyright years
2009-11-11 - Sandro Tosi <>
checkgmail (1.13+svn43-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream SVN snapshot
- fixes 'incorrect password' message; thanks to Daniel Bolton for the
report; Closes: #549961
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no changes needed)
* debian/rules
- removed dh_desktop, a no-op now
* debian/patches/30_bts552490_greek_translation.dpatch
- add Greek translation; thanks to Edward Karavakis for the report and
patch; Closes: #552490
* debian/copyright
- added copyright for packaging
2008-12-20 - Sandro Tosi <>
checkgmail (1.13+svn37-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream SVN snapshot
- enable support to add stars to emails
* debian/control
- updated my email address
- removed XS-DM-Upload-Allowed flag
- uncapitalize short description
- removed unneeded spaces (used to fill the paragraph) in log description
* debian/watch
- added mangling for svn revision in version
* debian/README.source
- added to notify of a patch system and how to get the orig tarball
2008-07-25 - Sandro Tosi <>
checkgmail (1.13+svn33-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream SVN snapshot
- update due to new GMail login method; Closes: #488413
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0
- added libgtk2-sexy-perl to Depends
* debian/rules
- added get-orig-source
* debian/patches/20_bts472677_spanish_delete_button.dpatch
- added to translate Delete button in Spanish; thanks to David Palacio
from #debian-es@OFTC for the help; Closes: #472677
2008-04-20 - Sandro Tosi <>
checkgmail (1.13-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/checkgmail.svg
- added (from Ubuntu)
* debian/rules
- added icon installation and dh_icons call
- correct installation of desktop file
* debian/control
- bump debhelper build-dep to (>= 5.0.51~) for dh_icons (lintian warning)
- added XS-DM-Upload-Allowed: yes
2008-01-25 - Sandro Tosi <>
checkgmail (1.13-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/checkgmail.desktop
- added; thanks to Marco Rodrigues (Closes: #462117)
* debian/rules
- added dh_desktop call

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