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wmpower 0.4.3

- Added new command line arguments to be able to force wmpower to use
our values for minimum and maximum brightness.
- Added some more checks to prevent segfaults on rare occasions.
- Removed support for lin-seti as the original Seti@Home
project has shut down its activities.
- Fixed linker arguments to prevent issues compiling with -as-needed.

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2008-11-25

wmpower 0.4.2

- Fixed a memory allocation issue that on rare occasions could make
wmpower crash.
- Fixed small bug that made wmpower print forever that it would not
fast charge the battery as it was already at maximum capacity.
- When calculating battery time, and battery is charging, now wmpower
displays time remaining until battery is fully charged instead of
how much time would be left if we were running on battery power.

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2005-07-22

wmpower 0.4.1

Fixed bug that made wmpower crash on startup when checking for cpufreq support, if this support wasn't there...

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2005-02-25

wmpower 0.4.0

- Added option to redirect wmpower output to the system logger.
- Added support for CPU frequency scaling (2.6 kernels only).
- Now wmpower calculates battery time directly if it fails
to get it from ACPI, APM, or whatever other means...
It is far less accurate, but at least you get some
numbers ;-)
- Added small fix to make it compile on ppc hardware...
Problem reported by Benjamin Rich <rich@math.fu-berlin.de>
- Added '-geometry' command line argument, thanks to
Johan Vromans <jvromans@squirrel.nl>
- Don't allow manual PM status changes (i.e. actions
triggered by wheel mouse up/down, button clicks)
when in 'mo_meddling' mode. Bug reported by
gabor papp <rod AT inf DOT bme DOT hu>
- Fixed a battery (mis)ordering issue, thanks to
Michel Ganguin <michel.ganguin@epfl.ch>
- Added support for any number of fans under generic ACPI.
- Fixed code so that wmpower doesn't fail compilation in some
circumstances complaining about symbols already defined
- Added compile optimizations for K6 and Athlon-64 processors
- Random minor bug fixing ;-)

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2005-02-23

wmpower 0.3.1

Grab it while it is hot!

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2004-03-18

wmpower 0.3.0

- Added machine id for Satellite Pro 6000
- Added support for hardware manifatured by Compal
and used by vendors such as Acer, HP, Toshiba...
You probably need to patch to your kernel to
enable support for this. See file README.compal
for all details. Credits and a big thank you go to
Francisco Rodrigo Escobedo Robles <frer@pepix.net>
who contributed this code.
- Added spec file for RPM creation, thanks (again) to
Francisco Rodrigo Escobedo Robles.
- Yet another /proc file to read temperature from,
thanks to Masahide Matsumoto <masahide@masahide.dip.jp>

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2003-10-22

wmpower 0.2.0

- Project moved to autoconf/automake tools
- General code reorganization
- Hopefully lessened high CPU usage problems
Note for DELL users: your problem sits in
ACPI, not wmpower, so I can't help you :-(
Try setting a higher polling interval
- Added option to set wmpower polling interval
- You can now choose which battery to monitor
- Added machine id for Toshiba Libretto L2
- Fixed bug that on some machines showed battery charge > 100%
- Added initial support for Dell laptops, thanks to
code contributed by Massimo Battistel <mbat@libero.it>
and revised by myself:
- battery
- fans (shows number of active fans)
- temperature
- added another proc file to read temperature from
( patch contributed by Christian Schlamkow
<christian.schlamkow@bau.uni-rostock.de> )
- if battery charge is critical, not beep if AC power is on
( patch contributed by Christian Schlamkow
<christian.schlamkow@bau.uni-rostock.de> )
- Other things I'm forgetting to mention ;-)

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2003-09-30

wmpower 0.1.3

Changes from 0.1.2:
- Various code clean-ups
- Made diagnostic messages a bit less 'scary'
- Fixed a segfault when using a malformed -B option
- New feature (for Toshiba): now wmpower tries to use acpi
to set lcd brightness; if this fails it tries using
hardware calls. This should work for newer Toshibas,
where the hardware method fails
- New feature (for Toshiba): you can now adjust lcd
brightness using your mouse wheel, step by step.
Notice: right now, this works only for ACPI calls

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2003-06-04

wmpower 0.1.2

More Makefile tweaks... Not it is aware of Gentoo CFLAGS!

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2003-03-21

wmpower 0.1.1

Minor updates in Makefile:
- add support for CPU detection for compile optimizations
- different install for root/normal user

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2003-03-19

wmpower 0.1 is out!

This is the first public release of this project.

Posted by Noberasco Michele 2003-03-11