KThinkBat 0.2.3 review

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KThinkBat is a laptop battery monitor for the KDE-Kicker

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Tobias Roeser
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KThinkBat is a laptop battery monitor for the KDE-Kicker. KThinkBat is inspired by the "Battery Maximizer" includes with IBM ThinkPads (now Levono).

Yes, I know, there is allready a standard battery monitor KDE-Application, but it is simply too small to realize the real battery charge at first blush.


The simplest way to compile this package is:

1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type `./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute `configure' itself.

Running `configure' takes a while. While running, it prints some messages telling which features it is checking for.

2. Type `make' to compile the package.

3. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and documentation.

4. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the source code directory by typing `make clean'.

What's New in This Release:
· Adapt remaining time calculation to ampere based battery information on Asus and Acer laptops
· pptimized ACPI parsing and ampere/volt detection
· made ACPI and SMAPI path configurable via config file (this makes testing with foreign battery information easier)

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