KTemperature 1.9-1 review

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KTemperature is an application to monitor the system temperature

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Venkata Avasarala
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KTemperature is an application to monitor the system temperature. I was motivated to develop this utility because I could not find a simple system tray resident application for monitoring the system temperature using the ACPI interface.

The application obtains the system temperature from the file /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature .

I have been using Linux and Open Source for quite sometime and this is my first contribution. I hope this will lead to many more contributions from me.

Here are some key features of "KTemperature":
Displays temperature in the system tray.
Auto loading of ACPI thermal module if required and present.
Detection of ACPI thermal interface if interface is present /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*
Right click options of Pause, Restart and Update for greater control of polling with ketboard shortcuts.
Visually represents the temperature by increasing or decreasing the redness of the system tray icon with change in the temperature.
The polling frequency can be changed from 1 second to 60 seconds.
Configurable temperature monitoring interface. If the default monitoring point of /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature is not present the icon displays NA instead of the temperature. The monitoring point can be configured in such cases.
Persistent configuration. The configuration parameters are stored in a file located at $HOME/.ktemperatue . The file is read at application startup and previously stored values are used. If the application is being run for the first time the default values will be used.

What's New in This Release:
Created archive to include version information.
Added keyboard shortcuts to right click menu options.
Added caption to root password dialog.

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