wmpower 0.4.2 review

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License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Michele Noberasco
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wmpower is a Window Maker dock application allowing the user to graphically see (and set) the power management status of his laptop.

Here are some key features of "wmpower":
Battery status display (you choose the battery);
Both APM and ACPI kernels are supported;
On ACPI kernels you get fan status and a thermal sensor;
Direct access to Toshiba hardware: you get fan status and LCD brightness management even without an APCI kernel;
While on battery, it can stop your fan, HD, lin-seti service to make the battery last longer; if you have a Toshiba Laptop, it can also adjust your LCD brightness;
Fast battery charge mode: you can keep 'on battery' settings until your battery reaches 100%: this will make it recharge much faster;
no-meddling option: if you want the program to display power manamenegt status, but not to take any action.
On Toshiba laptops you can use your mouse wheel to adjust the brightness of your lcd screen.
Support for Dell laptops for temperature and fan status
Support for Compal hardware
CPU frequency scaling support


su root (if you are not root already)
make install

What's New in This Release:
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 left if we were running on battery power.

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