[Kde-announce-apps] KPowersave 0.5.11-rc5

Danny Kukawka danny.kukawka at web.de
Sun Apr 2 20:14:19 CEST 2006

Name: KPowersave
Version: 0.5.11-rc5
Type: System Tool
Depend: KDE 3.4.x
License: GPL
Homepage: http://freshmeat.net/projects/kpowersave
More Info:

 KPowersave is the KDE frontend for the powersave
daemon. It provides battery monitoring, suspend/
standby triggers and many more features for KDE
(and GNOME).

Current feature list:
- support ACPI and APM
- trigger suspend to disk/ram and standby
- switch cpu frequency policy (between:
performance, dynamic and powersave)
- applet icon with information about AC state,
battery fill and battery (warning) states
- applet tooltip with information about battery
fill and remaining battery time/percentage
- scheme specific settings (see below)
- autosuspend (to suspend the machine if the user
is a defined time inactive)
- a global and scheme specific configurable
blacklist with programmes which prevent
autosuspend (e.g. videoplayer and cd burning
- trigger lock screen and select the lock methode
- KNotify support for many events
- online help: en, hu, nb, cs, pt, fi
- localisations: bg, cs, da, de, el, es, fi, fr,
hu, it, ja, km, nb, nl, pa, pl, pt_BR, pt, ru, sk,
sl_SI, sv, tr, uk, zh_CN, zh_TW

- KPowersave support schemes with following
configurable specific settings for:
  * screensaver
  * DPMS
  * brightness (if supported by hardware)
  * autosuspend
  * scheme specific blacklist for autosuspend

- KPowersave contains a detailed information
dialog (on left mouse button on the applet icon):
  * CPU Frequency information
  * Battery information
  * Current scheme and CPU Freq. policy, AC state,
powersave state

To run KPowersave you need currently:
- powersave >= 0.12.2
- powersave-libs >= 0.12.2
- dbus >= 0.35.2
- HAL >=0.5.4

KPowersave and powersave are (as we know) running
on this distributions:
* SUSE Linux (defaultly, available RPMs are for
10.0, for 10.1 see factory repository
(www.opensuse.org), for 9.2/9.3 older version on
sf.net available)
* ALTLinux:
(defaultly, v0.4.5)
* K/Ubuntu: from universe repository (Dapper
Drake) or for 'Breezy Badger' from
http://www.teco.edu/~biebl/ubuntu (Thanks to
Michael Biebl)
* Debian (unstable/testing): available via
'apt-get install kpowersave' 
* Fedora Core 4 (see project homepage)
* Mandriva 2006.1 (see sf.net project homepage)
* Gentoo (ebuilds see download link)

RPMs and porting information for other
distributions would be appreciated.

To get always actual news about updates and new
versions subscribe to new releases at the project
homepage: http://freshmeat.net/projects/kpowersave

Copyright (C) 2004-2006 by:
 * Danny Kukawka 
 * Thomas Renninger 

 For current changelog and news see:

02 Apr 06:
* added link to Gentoo ebuilds
22 Mar 06:
* added new version 0.5.11-rc5:
- added function to check if the machine is a
laptop and to allow hide
  laptop specific widgets/code e.g. on
- hide 'Lock screen on lid close' checkbox in
config dialog on non-Laptop
- changed brightness settings to be sure that we
use the lowest 'usable'
  min level of brightness and to avoid off the
display on e.g. pmu
- allow root user always all kind of
- fixed include of unistd.h for Slackware
- little fix to prepare for QT4 (s/TRUE/true/)
- translation, handbook and code documenatation
updates and fixes
- code cleanups, SVN file attributes fixed

* With powersave >= 0.12.15 or 0.13.x KPowersave
can now also set brightness on machines supported
by pmu and omnibook (if loaded) modules.
* This is the last release candidate. We plan the
stable 0.6 version for next week.

07 Mar 06:
* added new version 0.5.10-rc4:
04 Mar 06:
* added our first Mandriva 2006.1 
[01 Mar 06, v0.5.9-rc3][20 Feb 06, v0.5.8-rc2][13
Feb 06, v0.5.7-rc1]
[06 Feb 06, v0.5.6][30 Jan 06, v0.5.5][23 Jan 06,
[17 Jan 06, v0.5.3][11 Jan 06, v0.5.2]

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