karamTop 0.45 review

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karamTop is a superkaramba theme that parses /proc

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 62K
Developer: moloch
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karamTop is a superkaramba theme that parses /proc. Shows an X number of running processes with CPU, Memory usage and program name, sorted by CPU. The default number of processes to show is 5.

Idea based on the gkrelltop a plugin for GKrellM. pytop.py is the core class file. It can be used within any kind of script.

Keep in mind since it reads /proc directly, this means it's Linux only. As FreeBSD and possibly other *nixes have a completely different /proc layout.

The GUI configuration isn't that great. There isn't much error checking. You can always modify the theme configuration files for fine tuning. Any more options and it just becomes too tedious to code. Right click on Karamtop, Configure Theme:

- Choose Theme
- Whether to hide processes with a cpu percent of 0
- Set the alignment for the command (program name) text
- Set the column order of the output

For theme creaters. The theme layout is designed so you can create a directory inside of the theme directory with the name of your theme. Which will contain the configuration file and images. That way you can tar up everything easily. This won't work with the skz format. I suppose maybe I'll make something that will automatically install themes in tar.gz format at some point.

Designed to work with my theme, MiniKaramba. http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=27802

A karamtop theme with an alternative background: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=25626

Work like this is encouraged. Thanks.

What's New in This Release:
Sometimes karamtop/superkaramba would run for weeks without crashing and other times it would crash relatively soon.
Now karamtop defaults with threading off, but supports turning it back on through the config.


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