wmpower, by Michele Noberasco


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What is wmpower?

wmpower is a Window Maker dock application allowing the user to graphically see (and set) the power management status of his laptop.
Points of strength:

-It works ;-)
-Battery status display (you chose 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 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
-Support for Compal hardware (see README.compal)
-Support for CPU frequency scaling

- Split the program in two parts:
- powerd daemon, which will do all the low level power management stuff
- wmpower proper, which will be an interface to powerd, this way writing other user interfaces (kde, gnome...) will become much easier as the dirty stuff will be all in one place.
- Add some sort of theme support...

If you think you have found a bug please e-mail me and I'll do what I can to fix it. That said, it works flawlessly on my machine.

-Filippo Panessa for his wmab... it all started from here.
-Costantino Pistagna for his wmacpimon... this is where I got initial ACPI support from.
-Jonathan A. Buzzard for his Toshiba(tm) Linux Utilities ... guess what I got from there ;-)
- Special thanks go to Ondrej Bojar, Francisco Rodrigo Escobedo Robles, Masahide Matsumoto, Massimo Battistel, Christian Schlamkow who all contributed code to wmpower!