Sunday, November 04, 2007

KPowersave 0.7.3 released

Some days ago I released the next version of KPowersave (v0.7.3). Also if this is a package is marked on as 'unstable', which mean it's from the development tree, this is a really stable version.

Here a list of the major changes since the last release:

  • new feature autodimm, which allow to reduce the brightness of the display automatically if the user get inactive (after a defined time) and dimm up if the user get active again
  • new dialog shown up 30 seconds before autosuspend call the suspend, to warn the user and allow chancel the suspend
  • new dialog to show logfiles if a suspend/resume fail and allow the user to save the log (need to get enabled per distribution, depending on the suspend solution)
  • added code to check if the current desktop session is active and handle usecases if the session get inactive (via ConsoleKit)
  • KPowersave work with new PolicyKit/ConsoleKit/HAL combination and checks if the user is privileged (for HAL >= 0.5.10 and related PolicyKit versions)
  • prepared to work also with HAL >= 0.5.10 (handle renamed policy names in HAL)
  • release/aquire org.freedesktop.Policy.Power if the session get inactive/active to allow powersaved or other active KPowersave instances to handle powermanagement
  • use now kdebug functions instead of own macros, added --dbg-trace option to allow trace function entry and leave points

The release contains also many smaller changes and lots of bugfixes and translation updates. For a complete list of changes, take a look at the package Changelog or the commit log which is part of the source.

You can download the source and rpms as always via or directly via the sourceforge project page. On are besides the source tar.bz2 already packages for these distributions (for ix86 and x86_64) available: Mandriva 2007.1/2008, openSUSE 10.2 (also for ppc) and Fedora Core 6/7/8. The package is already part of the released openSUSE 10.3.

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