I'm glad to announce the first new offical release from the KPowersave development tree. This is the first version (0.7.1) of KPowersave without a dependency to the powersave daemon. From now KPowersave use directly the HAL daemon to get Hardware information and set e.g. brightness or trigger suspend.
Also if KPowersave depend no longer on powersave, I would recommend to use the new/current powersave version furthermore. You can use the powersave daemon if there is no client as e.g. KPowersave to handle system powermanagement. If KPowersave (there is also a patch for g-p-m available) start up the daemon stop automatically to handle powermanagement policy and the KPowersave applet force (if allowed) the user specific policy.
You can find all changes since the last stable release in the NEWS file or in the Changelog.
Please test KPowersave and feel free to report bugs to the powersave-devel mailinglist or for SUSE products via the Novell bugzilla.