Monday, January 23, 2006

KPowersave 0.5.4 released

Today night I released the next development version of KPowersave (v0.5.4). This new release contains as major enhancement a information dialog (to activate click with left mouse button on the applet icon).

This new dialog provides this information:
  • current CPU frequency (with support for multi CPUs machines)
  • current Battery state (with multi batteries support)
  • AC state
  • current scheme, current CPU Frequency policy
  • powersave state (if the powersave daemon is currently running)
Thanks to Daniel Gollub for the basic patch to add this to KPowersave. I plan to add for the next release more information to the dialog as e.g. if Autosuspend is enabled. As the next major enhancement step (and one of the last befor next stable version) we plan to add unload modules for defined device classes to the configuration dialog. This is currently only planed for the 'Advanced Powersave' scheme.

Feel free to download and test the current release for SUSE 10.0 and in the upcomming SUSE 10.1 Beta 2. If you want get actual information about new releases, subscribe here. Packages for other distributions planed for the next days.