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wmacpi+clecourt : a WindowMaker DockApp for monitoring ACPI
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The original wmacpi
is one of the most famous WindowMaker DockApp for monitoring ACPI.
It is written by Timecop.
When I was seeking for a ACPI DockApp, I founded It and I tried
it on my laptop. It did not work properly because it did not handle
correctly the fact that my laptop has two battery slots. The program
was seeking for information on the first battery slot detected by
the kernel whether the battery was in the second one. I first patched
the sources to feet my need, having this application showing information
on my battery.
Next, I bought a second battery and once again, wmacpi was not enable
to display the information I was looking for : total remaining time, remaining
capacity of each battery.... I decided at this time to rewrite the code
to add support for more than one battery. Timecop said that he vould had
it in the future. I needed it now so I rewrote it, starting from wmacpi
Once the code was writen and the application stable, I contacted Timecop
to propose him the improved version of wmacpi. He said me that he had
no time yet for it and encourage me to distribute the modified version
by myself. Here it is : wmacpi+clecourt 1.34.
I am now using this program on a Sony VAIO FX-101 laptop with Linux
kernel 2.4.18 with the acpi-20020308
patch .Since this patch has been designed for kernel 2.4.17+,
this program should work on every upcoming kernels / acpi patchs as long
as the the ACPI interface stay the same. I have got two batteries and
I have tested this program with every combination of 0, 1 or 2 batteries
in the laptop.
Main features of wmacpi+clecourt / benefits
comparing to standard wmacpi are :
- Correct handling of 0, 1, 2 or more battery(ies). Up to 8 batteries
are supported but I could not test it. Does somebody need it ?
- Two percentage bars if you have two batteries in your laptop,
one global percentage bar if you have one or more than two batteries
in your laptop.
- Remaining percentage, with correct value even if you have batteries
with different capacitites, for example a standard one and a high-capacity
- Remaining time, including the same correction to correctly
display this time in case of different kind of batrteries.
- text ticker and icons showing the actual global state : charging
/ discharging / on AC power...